Legal aid ensures equal justice for all; Congress must increase funding for the Legal Services Corporation


It helps disaster victims get the government assistance to which they are entitled. When domestic violence survivors need protection, LSC lawyers help obtain court orders. And LSC helps tenants who face illegal evictions.
Op-Ed (NATIONAL)

Hilarie Bass
Hill, The
April 27, 2018
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Tags: Funding: Federal

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC), Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV)


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This month, lawyers from nearly every state in America – conservatives and liberals, Republicans and Democrats – came to Capitol Hill to make the case for legal aid funding. The event, organized by the American Bar Association, aimed to ensure that no one is shut out of the American justice system because he or she cannot afford a lawyer. While the message was well-received by representatives on both sides of the aisle, we remain concerned that legal aid funding is inadequate to meet the needs of all Americans.

Equal justice is a basic principle of our national Constitution. It should be protected by our federal government. Proper funding for LSC is a vital necessity – to protect the rights of all Americans.