State needs to fund civil legal aid services

Tens of thousands of Illinoisans cannot afford the legal help they need when facing potentially life-changing situations — leaving many to navigate these complex situations on their own.
Letter (Illinois)

Gery J. Chico, Leslie Corbett
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
May 27, 2017

Tags: Funding: State & Local

Organizations mentioned/involved: Illinois Equal Justice Foundation


Civil legal aid ensures that organizations provide residents with access to legal representation, legal information, self-help legal assistance, telephone advice and referral services, and mediation services. Without a state budget that includes money for legal aid, people across Illinois in need of legal services will be vulnerable every day.

As members of the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation, we are calling on the state to do its part and reinstate the funding for civil legal aid. Join us in supporting Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s budget request for the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation.