Legal aid keeps courts accessible

Justice for all is a founding principle of our democracy. Unfortunately, for many Americans justice comes with a price tag they cannot afford.
Op-Ed (Florida)

Kimberly Sanchez
Daytona Beach News-Journal (FL)
March 26, 2017

Tags: Courts, Funding: Federal

Organizations mentioned/involved: Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF), Legal Services Corporation (LSC)


We are able to take the types of cases that private attorneys cannot take, helping the vast numbers of individuals forced to represent themselves in court. Without equal access to justice, democracy cannot be upheld. CLSMF is well supported by, and thankful to, the legal community. Volunteer lawyers assisting clients pro bono do so without charging a fee. In Volusia and Flagler alone, attorneys committed over 500 hours to assisting the most vulnerable among us in 2016.