News Story (Ohio)
Crain’s Cleveland Business
February 14, 2018
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Tags: Funding: Federal
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Community Legal Aid (Central Northeast Ohio), Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
While local legal aid groups are emboldened by the support from lawmakers that came last year, a new push for defunding of the LSC has rekindled worries of how their programs could serve the needy should their funding be slashed.
“I think it remains to be seen what will happen, but we can look to last year, hopefully, as a guide post that there is strong bipartisan support to keep the LSC funded,” said Melanie Shakarian, a spokesperson for The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland.