Contrary to editorial, Legal Aid needs additional funds

While we appreciate the T&G’s concern about the state budget, we are failing in our country’s pledge of equal justice under the law and additional funding for legal aid is required to close the justice gap.

Letter to Editor (Massachusetts)

John Shea
Telegram & Gazette (Worchester, MA)
June 22, 2017

Tags: Funding: State & Local

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC), Community Legal Aid (CLA) (Central and Western Massachusetts)


Query whether any of our neighbors of means would ever step foot in a courtroom without the assistance of competent legal counsel; we should expect no less for our low-income neighbors who are veterans, domestic violence survivors, elders and others struggling to make ends meet.