Encouragement and Aspirations for the #LegalAidDefenders

Within the swirl of political activity of 2017 lay yet another attack on the Legal Services Corp., the federal agency that serves as the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans.

Editorial (Connecticut, NATIONAL)

Connecticut Law Tribune
March 2, 2018

Tags: Funding: Federal

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC), American Bar Association (ABA)


The response of the bar in support of the LSC has been nothing short of inspiring, and we applaud these efforts wholeheartedly. The American Bar Association has coordinated a “Defend Legal Aid” campaign (www.defendlegalaid.org), and invited supporters to sign up as a “Legal Aid Defender,” which comes with a printable card and sheriff’s badge reminiscent of something out of a classic Western film. Connecticut lawyers, through the Connecticut Bar Association and otherwise, have participated in these efforts publicly and enthusiastically. We commend these efforts, and encourage all of our readers to participate in the effort to preserve the LSC.