Free legal help is on the way for Idaho refugees

Free legal help is on the way for Idaho refugees

By Jim Jones A group of Boise attorneys is forming a program to provide free legal help to low-income refugees. Volunteer lawyers will supplement on-going efforts of local law-related organizations to serve the legal needs of the Treasure Valley refugee community. The pro bono lawyers will work closely with the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program, Idaho……

Our leaders should have a “style” of condemning white supremacists

Our leaders should have a “style” of condemning white supremacists

By Jim Jones Whether dealing with an abhorrent event precipitated by neo-Nazis in Charlottesville or just an everyday spouting-off of hatred by white supremacists, responsible public officials should stand up for decency. Congressman Raul Labrador says it is “not his style” to comment on events such as that which occurred in Charlottesville over the weekend…….

Is the United States giving up its role as moral leader of the world?

Is the United States giving up its role as moral leader of the world?

By Jim Jones Ever since World War II, the United States of America has been the champion of democracy and human rights throughout the globe. We have stood up to dictatorial governments and demanded that their citizens be allowed to live free of fear and oppression. Presidents of both parties have pursued that policy. It……

Equal Justice Mission Statement

Equal Justice Mission Statement

The Equal Justice Committee was formed in June of 2017 to encourage Boise-area lawyers to provide free legal help to low-income refugees and to advocate on behalf of all refugees.  The goals we had are spelled out in an opinion column that appears here under the Advocacy tab—“Free legal help is on the way for……

Topics for presentation

Topics for presentation

The rule of law, including how our legal system works, how the law impacts refugees in their daily lives, and where to seek help for legal problems.   Criminal law issues identified as being of concern to refugees, including juvenile laws, traffic laws, domestic violence, drugs and alcohol, theft, court procedures including failure to appear, and……