To keep people out of poverty, we must support ‘justice for all’

For tens of thousands of low-income Washingtonians who face devastating civil legal crises, the same right to an attorney is not guaranteed. Subsequently, justice is denied.

Op-Ed (Washington)

Andy Miller, Diana Ruff, Barbara Otte
Tri-City Herald (WA)
January 27, 2018

Tags: Funding: State & Local


Lawmakers face another challenging session this year. The high-dollar demand to fund education and mental health will dwarf countless other requests. Yet, just like last year, an increase in civil legal aid funding should not be ignored even if bigger budget issues occupy the limelight.

A relatively small increase in funding for civil legal aid will yield a substantial return on investment that pays off when justice for all becomes a reality for all.