Coronavirus could overwhelm legal help for America’s poor

News Story (Louisiana, NATIONAL, New York, Ohio)

Todd Ruger
Roll Call
March 31, 2020
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Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Debt Collection, Disaster Recovery, Domestic Violence, Housing: Eviction, LSC Funding

Organizations mentioned/involved: Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS), Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Legal Services NYC (LSNYC), National Center for Access to Justice (NCAJ) at Fordham Law School


“We have gone through a lot of big disasters, and this will be the biggest yet. The biggest civil legal aid crisis, the biggest economic crisis, the biggest public health crisis, sort of all rolled into one.” – Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Executive Director Laura Tuggle, on the COVID-19 pandemic