Act quickly to get your stimulus check! Individuals can get up to $1,200, plus $500 for each eligible child. Fill out this form by NOVEMBER 21 to claim your payment: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here
The Disabilities Law Program (“DLP”) of Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (“CLASI”) will be helping to enforce the Help America Vote Act (“HAVA”) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) during the General Election on November 3rd. “We want to ensure that people with disabilities have full participation in the election process, including accessing polling…Details
Big news! CLASI and ACLU settled the school funding lawsuit with the State of Delaware. The press release linked below summarizes the settlement. The full terms of the settlement can be found in the Judicial Order also linked below. Press Release Judicial OrderDetails
Disabilities Law Program Project Director Laura Waterland and Michelle Bishop of the National Disability Rights Network are presenting a webinar on October 21 about your rights as a voter with a disability, the in-person and remote balloting options available to you, the resources to use if you encounter an accessibility barrier, and more. Register for…Details
The Disabilities Law Program (DLP) has produced an informational video about the voting rights of people with disabilities in the November 2020 election. The video is presented in English and Spanish. A copy of the script for those whose hearing is impaired is available on the Voting Rights page, as well as a copy of…Details
CLASI has open attorney and paralegal positions. See the Employment Opportunities page for details.
June 29, 2020 Accessible Voting Available for July 7th Presidential Primary The Delaware Department of Elections (“Department”) and Disabilities Law Program of Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (“DLP”) are pleased to announce the reactivation of Delaware’s pilot accessible absentee voting program through Democracy Live. This system offers electronic delivery of accessible ballots, a ballot marking…Details
The HEROES Act (H.R. 6800) Blog Post authored by Emily Houde, CLASI Staff Attorney Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives introduced its latest COVID-19 aid package: the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or the HEROES Act, H.R. 6800, which passed the House on Friday, May 15, 2020, and now goes…Details
Deputy Director Laura Graham and Paralegal Jane Curschman present a video explaining the Public Charge rule.
University of Delaware Center for Community Research and Service’s Research Brief on Evictions in Delaware
“Delaware’s legal process for eviction lets landlords move against tenants with relative ease. This increases the number of families and individuals who face being displaced from their homes and communities, and the speed at which these displacements can occur. There are also major inequities with regards to representation and transaction cost that put tenants at…Details