Kentucky Courts Near Bottom In Serving Low Income Population

Only Oklahoma ranks lower than Kentucky when it comes to how the state’s court system serves its low-income and disabled population. On a 100-point scale, Kentucky comes in at 33.4 percent.

News Story (Kentucky, STATE COMPARISONS)

WKU Public Radio (Kentucky)
November 18, 2014
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Organizations mentioned/involved: Kentucky Legal Aid (KLA)


“We are able to provide some level of services to most people who call in and meet our eligibility criteria,” said Crocker.  “But, a lot of people need an attorney to go to court with them and sometimes we’re able to do that, but a lot of times we only have the resources to provide counsel and advice.”

He says Kentucky Legal Aid expects to give some form of legal advice to 12,000 people in south-central and western Kentucky this year.   All of the cases involve civil law.