July 29th, 2015
A recent Op-Ed on CNN.Com notes the long-term benefits of civil legal aid including stabilizing families in crisis and saving taxpayers' money in the long run. The Op-Ed notes that "By investing in civil legal aid programs, we can help improve families' long-term economic security while reining in government costs." Read More
June 30, 2015
The latest issue of The American Lawyer features a special report on legal aid and the justice gap. The cover story and an editorial both focus on funding for legal services, and how greater institutional giving by law firms can help narrow the gap.
The cover story notes that “There's just one legal aid lawyer for every 8,893 low-income Americans who qualify for legal aid … That's how, in a country with one of the highest concentrations of lawyers in the world, poor people often are forced to navigate the potential loss of their home, their children or their benefits on their own.”