When these people encounter noncriminal legal problems like elder abuse or scams, home foreclosure, or the denial of veterans health care benefits, civil legal aid lawyers can help.
Letter to Editor (Massachusetts)
Marijane Benner Browne
WickedLocal.com (Eastern Massachusetts)
April 19, 2018
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Tags: Funding: State & Local
Organizations mentioned/involved: Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC)
Nonetheless, civil legal aid programs around the state turn away approximately 65 percent of eligible residents who seek services — nearly 45,000 people each year — due to lack of funding. That’s why representatives Ruth Balser and Claire Cronin are sponsoring a budget amendment to increase the total civil legal aid funding by an additional $2 million. I hope Rep. David Linsky will continue his long-standing support for civil legal aid by supporting the amendment.