In a case of national first impression, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled unanimously on March 12 in favor of CLASI client Cindy Gonzalez and held that federal law prohibited the State of Delaware from suing her for over $200,000 after it had already pursued an administrative claim against her for a $6,000 SNAP (Food Stamp)…Details
CLASI Deputy Director and Managing Attorney, Laura C. Graham authored a piece in this quarter’s Delaware Lawyer Magazine titled “Unaccompanied Youth Seek Avenues to Safety.” In a few pages Graham covers an issue that is central to the national conversation on immigration: unaccompanied children. Many factors play into children fleeing their homes and seeking peace…Details
This morning the Court of Chancery issued an opinion in our lawsuit to ensure adequate and equitable funding for public schools. The suit was brought by two civil rights organizations, Delawareans for Educational Opportunity and the Delaware NAACP. Vice Chancellor Laster ruled in a 135-page opinion that the Delaware Constitution “obligates the State of…Details
Today the Superior Court in Sussex County ruled in favor of manufactured homeowners who were objecting to a ten percent rent hike despite a rent control statute that limited such increases to actual expenses incurred by the community owner. CLASI’s Disabilities Law Program Managing Attorney, Brian Eng, was the lead attorney on the case…Details
For the third year in a row, CLASI made the list of Top Workplaces in Delaware. This year CLASI finished fourth of all companies with less than 100 employees, and first among non-profits of that size. https://www.delawareonline.com/story/money/business/2018/08/26/delaware-top-workplaces-2018/1103577002/ CLASI also received special recognition for having scored the highest in the state, regardless of size, on…Details
CLASI is hiring a Development Associate to provide administrative support to the Development Director in fundraising, grants management, and communications. See the Employment Opportunities page for details about the position and how to apply.
CLASI Advocacy Director John Whitelaw and his sons Brendan and Simon are riding bicycles 350 miles along the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal trails from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC from May 26 – 29, 2018. Your donation to the Combined Campaign for Justice in honor of this epic ride will support the work legal…Details
Executive Director was a guest on The Delaware Way to talk about the legal needs of low-income Delawareans and the return on investment in legal aid in Delaware. See the full interview here: https://youtu.be/UXkhGVbW5a4.
At its meeting on April 26, 2018, the CLASI Board of Directors adopted a new strategic plan for the organization. The plan outlines a vision in which CLASI provides high-quality, creative individual and systemic legal aid to Delaware’s most vulnerable citizens; is a healthy, dynamic, collaborative, and progressive workplace that encourages diversity and growth of…Details
Deputy Director/New Castle Managing Attorney Laura Graham testified today in front of the Senate Homeland Security Committee about the treatment of unaccompanied minors and protecting them from abuse. Laura’s testimony starts at 2:27:15 here: https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/hearings/oversight-of-hhs-and-dhs-efforts-to-protect-unaccompanied-alien-children-from-human-trafficking-and-abuse