Vets can find needed legal aid


It was help from the Northwest Justice Project, which provides civil legal services for those who cannot afford to hire a private attorney, that put him on solid ground.
News Story (Washington)

Andrew Binion
Kitsap Sun (WA)
November 16, 2016
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Tags: Veterans

Organizations mentioned/involved: Northwest Justice Project (NJP) (WA)


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For veterans and nonveterans alike, access to the courts has become increasingly out of reach. This is due partly to the high cost of hiring a lawyer. Criminal defendants are entitled to legal representation, but those involved in civil matters, from tenant-landlord disputes, child support, to dealing with Veterans Affairs, are left to navigate the system themselves.

The project serves an average of 80 veterans a year in Kitsap County, said Bryan Baker, development director for the Northwest Justice Project.