As COVID-19 Layoffs Increase Demand for Legal Aid, Providers Expect Precipitous Funding Drop

News Story (Texas)

As COVID-19 Layoffs Increase Demand for Legal Aid, Providers Expect Precipitous Funding Drop

March 25, 2020 | Angela Morris | Texas Lawbook , Law.com
Civil legal-aid providers across the country are expecting a flood of Americans to begin qualifying for legal aid because of mass layoffs arising from COVID-19 government shutdowns. Some will face serious legal issues, yet as the demand for legal aid increases, the bottom just dropped out of the legal-aid budget. When the federal government cut interest rates to spur the economy, that also zeroed out the interest rate for Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts, which is the traditional funding source for legal-aid providers.
Tags: Funding: Federal | Funding: IOLTA

Big Law and Legal Aid

Editorial (NATIONAL)

Big Law and Legal Aid

June 29, 2015 | ALM
This editorial calls Big law to action on investing in legal aid.
Tags: Funding: IOLTA | Justice Gap | Legal Needs | Pro Bono | Pro Se/Self-Help