Protect legal counsel for all

Legal Aid helps the forgotten in our society and also makes so much financial sense. Besides, it’s the right thing to do. President Donald Trump must remember the Pledge of Allegiance and protect justice for all.

Letter to Editor (Ohio)

G. Scott McComb
Columbus Dispatch
April 27, 2017

Tags: Funding: Federal

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC)


What if justice was out of your reach? What if you didn’t have the means to hire counsel or ask your attorney, golfing buddy, or church member a legal question and the system was seemingly stacked against you? That is the reality for a large group of our fellow Americans, who have been able to utilize the Legal Services Corporation for many years.

Veterans, victims of domestic violence, seniors who receive remedies from financial fraud, and those who gained affordable housing are simply a few examples of those helped by this vital system.