News Story (New York)
Post-Star (Glens Falls, NY)
September 30, 2017
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Tags: Funding: Federal
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
The society serves 16 upstate counties through five offices that employ a staff of about 100 people, including 46 lawyers. Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York is one of 133 such programs nationwide, providing legal help in civil cases to poor people and families.
The program has been under threat. A substantial portion of the funding for the 133 local programs comes from the federal Legal Services Corp., but in May, President Trump proposed cutting the LSC’s budget from $385 million to zero.
Both Republican and Democratic members of Congress have expressed support for the program, as have lawyers of all sorts nationwide.