NUSL's Daynard Public Interest Visiting Fellows Program Lecture this year features Lambda Legal's Flor Bermudez: "Flor Bermudez is the staff attorney for Lambda Legal’s Youth in Out-of-Home Care Project, which addresses the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual,transgender and queer (LGBTQ) adolescents and adults involved with the country’s foster care, juvenile justice and homeless systems."

Image: source.

I heard this report on the radio on my way to work today - brave people, inspiring story, shameful history: "A half-century ago, the University of Georgia accepted its first two black students. One of them was Hamilton Holmes; the other was Charlayne Hunter. Back then, the future journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault called him “Hamp.” And she has vivid memories of the day they walked onto campus in 1961."

Tough times for legal aid programs across the country: "Law firms may be benefiting from the slow economic recovery, but legal aid groups face the most dire circumstances in decades. The problem is a perfect storm of IOLTA funding declines, cuts in state and local funding, uncertain federal support and a tight private fundraising environment. The situation is exacerbated by steep increases in demand for free legal services as millions of low-income Americans face long-term unemployment, foreclosure and other serious problems." source, via.

"In periods of rapid personal change, we pass through life as though we are spellcast. We speak in sentences that end before finishing. We sleep heavily because we need to ask so many questions as we dream alone. We bump into others and feel bashful at recognizing souls so similar to ourselves.” - Douglas Coupland

No comments: