Those of us in the legal community have long understood the positive impact of legal aid on low-income families, but we now have powerful evidence that legal aid also benefits the economy in our community and statewide.
Daily Commercial (FL)
April 11, 2017
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Tags: Funding: State & Local
Organizations mentioned/involved: Florida Bar Foundation, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA), Three Rivers Legal Services (TRLS) (Florida)
A new study commissioned by The Florida Bar Foundation found that every dollar invested in civil legal aid organizations by the foundation, donors and other sources resulted in more than $7 in economic impacts in 2015.
The study found that investments in civil legal aid resulted in $600 million in total economic benefits, including more than $264 million in income for Floridians obtained with the help of legal aid and pro bono attorneys.