The proposed budget would also cut into funding for groups that offer legal help in the Chicago area.
News Story (Illinois)
March 16, 2017
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Tags: Funding: Federal
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC), LAF (Chicago)
The Legal Services Corporation, a national body that makes grants to local agencies, provides free legal help to the poor. In the Chicago area, the local agency is LAF, formerly the Legal Assistance Foundation.
These are lawyers for civil matters, rather than criminal defense, including domestic violence cases, guardianship of children, foreclosures and disputes with landlords.
“The most basic kinds of things,” said John Levi, a Chicago-based attorney who chairs the LSC board.