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NCLS Participates in a Christian Legal Society National Townhall; Race, Law and the Gospel

September 14, 2020

New Covenant Legal Services was honored to participate in a National Townhall held by Christian Legal Society on June 18, 2020. Our Director, Al Johnson, was on the panel of the townhall and there were over 500 participants nationwide. It was a thought provoking and well presented discussion of how the Church should respond in a time of national pain and division.

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Press Release

June 5, 2019

On Monday, June 3, 2019 New Covenant Legal Services (NCLS), a St. Louis City-based legal services organization filed a petition in Cole County Circuit Court against the Missouri Family Support Division (“FSD”) and a number of its employees.  The petition seeks monetary damages and declaratory relief on behalf of Mr. Jamie Wesley related to a wrongful license suspension as well as subsequent child support collection efforts. The license suspension occurred in September of 2018 and cost Mr. Wesley the loss of his employment as a professional truck driver.  Wesley’s case has been well documented in a recent story by St. Louis Post Dispatch columnist, Tony Messenger, and a subsequent editorial that appeared in the Post-Dispatch on May 28, 2019.

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In the News: Trying to rebuild life after prison, trucker loses license, job over child support debt | Tony Messenger, St. Louis Post Dispatch

May 25, 2019

“Jamie Wesley didn’t want to see the judge.  It was 2017. Wesley had just done 12 years in federal prison on drugs and weapons charges.

The judge who sent him away, U.S. Senior District Judge E. Richard Webber, wanted to talk to him.”

Continue reading the full article by Tony Messenger on the St. Louis Post DIspatch’s website.

2018 Annual Report

March 2019

In NCLS’s inaugural annual report, we share our annual caseload, service hours,  client feedback, year end financial report and our planned growth for next year.
Click here to download a PDF version of our 2018 Annual Report.

New Covenant Legal Services Newsletters

Summer 2020

Newsletter

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In this issue:

  • Racial Injustice: A Political Issue or a Moral Issue p. 1
  • Summer Staff Surge p. 3
  • Caseload Update p. 4

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Spring 2020 Newsletter

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In this issue:

  • Injustice Doesn’t Shelter in Place p. 1
  •  Justice in the Corona-time p. 3
  • Staff Spotlight: Brandi Miller

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Winter 2019 Newsletter

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In this issue:

  • 45 Years in Prison p. 1
  •  Fighting the Goliath of Predatory Landlords p. 3
  • CLS Conference  p. 3
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Michelle Marshall p. 4

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