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  • Survivor’s Assistance Project Launched

    Survivor’s Assistance Project Launched

    Justice Unlocked is pleased to announce that we have received a grant from the Smithville Charitable Foundation which will allow us to provide over $20,000 in free and discounted legal services to victim’s of domestic/family violence and sexual assault. Thanks to the generosity and help of this local community partner, Justice Unlocked will be able […]Read More »
  • LGBTQ Community Forum

    LGBTQ Community Forum

    Join Justice Unlocked as we host our second educational seminar. This trimester’s topic is how various laws can impact the LGBTQ community and their daily lives. We’d love to see you there and snacks are provided!Read More »
  • LGBT Discrimination: How Transgender Individuals Are Affected

    LGBT Discrimination: How Transgender Individuals Are Affected

    Discrimination and a unique set of obstacles are common amongst all members of the LGBT community, but oftentimes transgender individuals receive higher rates of discrimination and are faced with more hurdles to overcome than their lesbian, gay, and bisexual companions. The reason for this heightened discrimination may be the simultaneous rejection of both gender and […]Read More »
  • LGBT Relationships and Domestic Abuse

    LGBT Relationships and Domestic Abuse

    Domestic abuse is a societal issue that plagues many communities across the world. Study after study and many support groups have been organized to address the issue and we have gleaned quite a bit of knowledge over the past couple of decades, but it is likely that when many people think about domestic abuse, they […]Read More »
  • A Brief Legislative History of the LGBT Rights Movement

    A Brief Legislative History of the LGBT Rights Movement

    The growth and development of the LGBT community has been marked over the years by political and legal development. The movement, which began with the Stonewall riots in 1969, has slowly taken flight. The movement had garnered attention at the time and non-profit organizations began to arise like Lamba Legal, a non-profit organization that protects […]Read More »
  • Sexual Assault Educational Seminar

    Sexual Assault Educational Seminar

    Every 98 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. The prevalence of sexual assault in America is certainly troubling, but that trouble is compounded when legal tools are not fully understood. That’s why Justice Unlocked will be hosting an educational seminar about Sexual Assault this April. We’ll discuss how to file protective orders and whether you qualify for […]Read More »
  • Signs of a Healthy Relationship

    Signs of a Healthy Relationship

    When a person enters into a relationship, they know that there are certain ideals they should work toward. Both the other person and the people around them will tell the couple what they should do, how they should act, and what a “healthy” relationship looks like, but that definition is rarely clear. Here are a […]Read More »
  • New Term, New Topic

    New Term, New Topic

    Justice Unlocked is committed to making sure that our clients and sponsors are as legally educated as possible. This is why we have made a quarterly plan to enlighten our supporters on a different legal topic every couple of months. This process will have a variety of impacts on what you see on our social […]Read More »
  • Justice Unlocked Celebrates its First Year

    Justice Unlocked Celebrates its First Year

    On January 26, Justice Unlocked celebrated its first anniversary with several of its closest friends, family and clients. The evening was meant to celebrate our organizations growth and how far we have come since Justice Unlocked started taking clients one year ago. Many of the employees behind Justice Unlocked looked forward to the evening as […]Read More »
  • Justice Unlocked is Getting Bigger

    Justice Unlocked is Getting Bigger

    Justice Unlocked is continuing to expand its reach and is working toward helping even more people within our community. In order to do this, we rely on our incredible team of passionate employees eager to help where they can. We’ve recently had the opportunity to make two exciting new additions to this team and are […]Read More »
  • Keys to Justice – Changes and a New Path Ahead

    Keys to Justice – Changes and a New Path Ahead

    Tourist Holding Map in their hands A Great Start We've officially passed our first 6 months as an organization. Start-up companies and non-profits come and go quickly and the majority of them fail in their first year. But we've been blessed with great support and great clients that have let us accomplish so much already. […]Read More »
  • Welcome to our first Staff Attorney!

    Welcome to our first Staff Attorney!

    Justice Unlocked is proud to welcome our first Staff Attorney to the team, Michael LoPrete!  Michael D. LoPrete has been practicing law for over six years, mostly handling cases related to Family and Juvenile Law. He earned his J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana (now called the Maurer School of Law), […]Read More »
  • End of Year Updates

    End of Year Updates

    Hey everyone, I know it's been a little while since you've heard from us directly on the blog. First, thank you for following us on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media. We re-post a lot of great content there from sources that we follow all around the internet relevant to our mission. Secondly, I thought […]Read More »
  • New Series – The American Prison System

    New Series – The American Prison System

    In our new series, The American Prison System, our first guest author is going to be discussing the origins of the American prison system, the effect of prison and police policies on minority communities, and teaching positive action steps to effect change in your city. The writer Jase Short is a life-long political activist who […]Read More »
  • My Introduction to Human Trafficking

    My Introduction to Human Trafficking

    My introduction to human trafficking happened in 2011 when I read Kevin Bales' The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today. I was struck not just by the magnitude of the trafficking problem, or that we even have such a problem in the 21st century, but also by how each individual's role in society, […]Read More »
  • The Road Ahead

    The Road Ahead

    First off, I have to apologize for not getting blog posts out on time last Thursday or yesterday (Monday). There has been so much to do and so many different things we're working on, it's hard to keep up on the blog all by myself. To make it up to you, I wanted to use […]Read More »
  • How National Licensing Could Help Close the Justice Gap

    How National Licensing Could Help Close the Justice Gap

    An incremental move towards a more nationalized licensing process may be an important piece of the puzzle in pairing qualified, passionate attorneys with currently underserved clients who need their help. Source: How National Licensing Could Help Close the Justice Gap   This article first found on The Lawyerist was written earlier in the month, but it seemed […]Read More »
  • Access to Justice Should Matter to You

    Access to Justice Should Matter to You

    Today, people are rioting across the country because cellphones and cameras have made it possible to share police abuse and brutality instantly. Today, the dishonesty of prosecutors and other government officials is a factor in nearly half of all cases where the accused turns out to be innocent.1 Today, Americans are getting priced out of access to justice by […]Read More »
  • Zombie debt eats lawyers’ ethics — and your money

    Zombie debt eats lawyers’ ethics — and your money

    Old debt gets written off, then sold, then parceled out to debt collectors where it comes back to life. Source: Zombie debt eats lawyers’ ethics — and your money   This is actually a great article and an interesting look at the unethical practices in the debt collection industry. I remember the first time as […]Read More »
  • Offering Legal Help Where It’s Needed

    Offering Legal Help Where It’s Needed

    The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." - Mark Twain   What Justice Unlocked Means to Me:   For some, finding a reason for your existence is so overwhelmingly incredible, that you have no choice but to run with it. I […]Read More »