Legal services nonprofit opens ‘Justice Barn’ in former Burger Barn location

Services are provided for a flat fee or on a sliding fee scale, based on a person’s financial situation.

News Story (Texas)

Cassie L. Smith
Waco Tribune-Herald (TX)
October 25, 2017

Tags: Justice for All, Low Bono

Organizations mentioned/involved: Greater Waco Legal Services (TX)


Five paid staff members, two interns and a Baylor work-study staff member help keep work moving, he said. They haven’t determined how many customers to expect, he said.

The main goal is to address the “justice gap.”

“It’s really the people who don’t qualify for free legal aid or court-appointed attorneys, but then they can’t afford a private attorney,” he said. “There’s a very large gap. Across the U.S., studies have shown it’s 60 to 70 percent, probably even higher here in Waco, of households that fall into that gap.”