News Story Oralandar Brand-Williams
October 9, 2017
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Tags: Child Custody, Funding: Federal, Housing: Eviction
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC), Lakeshore Legal Aid (MI)
Across the country, about 90 percent of poor clients with child custody or landlord/tenant eviction cases go into a courtroom with no representation, said Jim Sandman, the president of the Legal Services Corp., a national nonprofit that funds legal aid clinics throughout the United States.
“The numbers (of people) without counsel is astonishingly common,” he said. “There are not enough resources sufficient to help everyone.”