At least 100 people with mental illnesses are being held in solitary confinement by the Delaware Department of Corrections under conditions known to make mental illness worse and cause paranoia, self-mutilation, and suicide attempts, according to a lawsuit filed today in federal court by plaintiff Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI). The suit argues that…Details
CLASI announced that Daniel Atkins will serve as its new Executive Director. William Dunne retired July 10 after nearly 20 years with the agency, including 3 years as Executive Director. Atkins has worked at CLASI for 25 years, beginning as a staff attorney in his first job after graduating from law school. For most of his…Details
Here are some important tips regarding your rights as a recipient of services from a Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO). You can also download the flyer here. 1. You have a right to disagree with your MCO and with the MCO care coordinator, and the right to ask for more or different services. Remember, services…Details
CLASI is accepting applications for Staff Attorneys in the Medical-Legal Partnership. For details see Employment Opportunities.
The Combined Campaign for Justice has produced a video describing why access to legal services is important and how you can help. For more information, visit the Combined Campaign for Justice website.
Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. Request for Attorney Fellowship Proposals For Fellowships to Commence in September 2016 Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. “CLASI” will sponsor candidates for post graduate public interest attorney fellowships provided by the Skadden Foundation, Equal Justice Works, or other identified foundations. A fellowship at CLASI provides recent law school graduates interested…Details
Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI) proudly announces that Senior Staff Attorney, Laura Graham was honored with the Leader in Racial Justice Award at the YWCA Delaware 2013 Awards Luncheon. Laura received this award in recognition for her commitment to eliminate inequalities faced by victimized immigrants in Delaware. Laura’s work at CLASI includes representation and…Details
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded CLASI the 2013 Federal TBI Program Award for TBI Advocacy. This award recognizes a Protection and Advocacy System that successfully advocates for an individual with TBI, or, that advocated to set a precedent or impact policy or legislative…Details