Legal Impact Network

The Legal Impact Network is a dynamic collaborative of advocacy organizations from across the country working with communities to end poverty and achieve racial justice at the federal, state, and local levels.

A Network of State Advocacy Leaders Rooted in the Community

The Legal Impact Network brings together strong legal and policy advocates from throughout the country who are using innovative, coordinated strategies to address poverty and advance racial justice. Our advocacy helps people meet their basic human needs, supports working families, promotes the well-being of children, and advances opportunity and justice for all. The network currently reaches 33 states and the District of Columbia.

State-Level Action, National Impact

Our members are driving coordinated strategies to win broad policy and legal victories for and with poor communities and communities of color. Through working groups and convenings, our advocates share victories and expertise, and develop resources, strategies, model policies and legal tools to maximize impact across the country.

Network Members

Alabama
Alabama Appleseed

Arizona
William E. Morris Institute for Justice

California
Western Center on Law and Poverty

Colorado
Colorado Center on Law and Policy

Connecticut
Connecticut Legal Services

District of Columbia
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Florida
Florida Legal Services

Georgia
Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice

Hawaii
Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice

Illinois
Shriver Center on Poverty Law

Kansas
Kansas Appleseed

Kentucky
Kentucky Equal Justice Center

Maine
Maine Equal Justice

Maryland
Public Justice Center

Massachusetts
Massachusetts Law Reform Institute

Michigan
Center for Civil Justice

Mississippi
Mississippi Center for Justice

Nebraska
Nebraska Appleseed

New Hampshire
New Hampshire Legal Assistance

New Jersey
Legal Services of New Jersey

New Mexico
New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty

New York
Empire Justice Center

North Carolina
North Carolina Justice Center

Ohio
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality
Ohio Poverty Law Center

Oregon
Oregon Center for Public Policy

Pennsylvania
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Center for Justice

South Carolina
South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center

Texas
Texas Legal Services Center Texas Appleseed

Tennessee
Tennessee Justice Center

Vermont
Vermont Legal Aid

Virginia
Legal Aid Justice Center

Washington
Columbia Legal Services

West Virginia
Mountain State Justice

Our Insights

States and localities are critical terrain in the fight against poverty and racial inequity.

Our Impact

Over 70 advocates from across the country gathered to discuss advocacy strategies to end driver’s license suspensions for unpaid fines and fees.

Attorneys and Specialists

Brooke Peery
Brooke Peery
Brooke Peery
LIN Program Associate

312.754.9394

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