All Delaware Children Are Entitled to an Adequate Education Lawyers from CLASI and the ACLU of Delaware have filed suit in the Delaware Court of Chancery asserting that Delaware’s education system is not providing all students a meaningful opportunity to obtain an adequate education, in violation of the Delaware Constitution. The suit is brought on…Details
The Combined Campaign for Justice is presenting a free CLE about legal aid in Delaware on December 8 at the New Castle County Courthouse.This enhanced ethics CLE will discuss the importance of promoting equal justice under the law, and will cover the history of legal aid services in Delaware, a summary of the work done…Details
For the second year in a row, CLASI was named one of the top workplaces in Delaware as evaluated by employees. This year, CLASI was the top nonprofit with under 100 employees and placed 5th among all small companies in the state. See the Delaware News Journal’s story for more details: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/money/business/2017/08/26/delawares-top-workplaces-glance/605571001/Details
The DLP proposes to adopt revised priorities for the the fiscal year beginning October, 2017 (FY18). We invite comments on the proposed priorities. Comments may be submitted to Susan Henry through any of the following methods: * send email to Susan Henry by clicking HERE; * By mail to Susan Henry, Disabilities Law Program, 100…Details
The New York Times published an article about the efficacy of Nurse Family Partnerships, one of CLASI’s Medical-Legal Partnership Program partners, in helping low-income children. CLASI has supported NFP by providing free legal services to NFP clients with unmet civil legal issues–in employment, housing, benefits, and domestic violence cases. Since our partnership began, we have…Details
The Delaware State Senate presented a tribute to a long-time advocate for people with disabilities in Delaware. Brian Hartman, Project Director of the Disabilities Law Program (DLP) at Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI) was honored by the Senate for his 40-year career advocating for and representing individuals with disabilities. Hartman is retiring from CLASI…Details
CLASI’s Meghann Karasic and Dan Atkins are participating in the Delaware Continuum of Care strategic planning to end homelessness in Delaware in Dover today.
The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) will present the Disabilities Law Program (DLP) with the Advocacy Award in recognition of the DLP’s work to reduce the use of solitary confinement and improve conditions for inmates with mental illness in Delaware’s prisons. The award will be presented at the general session of NDRN’s 2017 Annual Conference…Details
Congratulations to Managing Attorney Laura Graham, who received the Community Service Award from the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association at the Annual Judge Haile L. Alford Memorial Breakfast on May 11, 2017. Laura is pictured below with Wilson Gualpa, former CLASI law clerk and currently an associate at Morris James LLP,…Details
Congratulations to the Healthy Beginnings program at Christiana Care on its 10 year anniversary. The Healthy Beginnings Program is partially funded by the Delaware Division of Public Health and is a partner in CLASI’s Medical-Legal Partnership Program. CLASI received this letter in appreciation of our partnership.