Attorney General Garland Issues Call to Action to Legal Community to Assist in Eviction Crisis

On August 30, 2021 Attorney General Merrick B. Garland issued a video and public letter to members of the legal community urging them to help ensure equal access to justice in the face of the pending eviction crisis by providing assistance to vulnerable tenanats at risk of eviction.

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The Attorney General noted that, "The legal profession is well positioned to provide support for tenants, landlords, and courts during this crisis. Promoting access to justice to ensure that our justice system delivers outcomes that are fair and accessible to all, irrespective of wealth or status, is one of the highest ideals of the legal profession."

He urged lawyers and law students to apply their legal training and skills to help their local communities and offered some specific suggestions on how advocates can help in this crisis.