Texas Lawbook

An electronic publication focusing on lawyers who represent businesses in litigation, transactional and regulatory matters in Texas.
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As COVID-19 Layoffs Increase Demand for Legal Aid, Providers Expect Precipitous Funding Drop

Angela Morris
Texas Lawbook, Law.com
March 25, 2020
Civil legal-aid providers across the country are expecting a flood of Americans to begin qualifying for legal aid because of mass layoffs arising from COVID-19 government shutdowns. Some will face serious legal issues, yet as the demand for legal aid increases, the bottom just dropped out of the legal-aid budget. When the federal government cut interest rates to spur the economy, that also zeroed out the interest rate for Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts, which is the traditional funding source for legal-aid providers.

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Dearth of legal aid for low-income Texans ‘really dire’

Mark Curriden
Texas Lawbook
November 22, 2019
At a time when lawyers and law firms in Texas are making record amounts of money, the number of Texans who need legal assistance but cannot afford an attorney is at an all-time high.

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