It's up to lawmakers to provide the funding that's needed and to back reforms that make the system work better.
April 2, 2018
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Tags: Funding: State & Local
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC), Texas Access to Justice Commission (TATJ)
If you are trying to save your home from a wrongful foreclosure, secure veterans’ benefits which you’ve earned but been denied, or protect your family’s safety from an abusive partner, you need legal help. For people who can’t afford to pay a lawyer, civil legal aid offers vital help free of charge. Strong bipartisan support in Congress is holding firm against the Trump administration’s call to eliminate the Legal Services Corporation, which administers federal funding. Fortunately, the recent omnibus appropriation even includes a modest increase in funding that ensures a baseline of support for civil legal aid in every state.