How Trump’s Budget Could Hurt Rural Voters Who Need Legal Help


Cuts to the Legal Services Corporation will be felt in rural America.
News Story (NATIONAL, RURAL)

Mike Vainisi
ATTN
March 20, 2017
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Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC), Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP), California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. (CRLA)


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Legal Services Corporation advocates say that the program is particularly important in rural America, where there are fewer lawyers and thus fewer affordable options.

“In rural America, Rust Belt America, or small-town America, we’re the only game in town. There are very few lawyers,” John Levi, the Board Chair of the Legal Services Corporation, told ATTN:. “Folks think, ‘Well, there are lawyers everywhere.’ That’s not true.”

In Nebraska, for example, NPR reported in December that there are no lawyers in ten of the state’s counties.