Report finds Oregon’s most vulnerable residents don’t have proper access to legal services

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Report finds Oregon’s most vulnerable residents don’t have proper access to legal services

March 12, 2019 | Aubrey Wieber | Salem Reporter (Oregon)
When [low-income Oregonians] do have to appear in court, they often don’t understand the system or their rights and are forced try to represent themselves, according to a study by Oregon’s Access to Justice Coalition released earlier this month.
Tags: Access to Justice | Funding: State & Local

In Louisiana civil courts, the poor are left to defend themselves

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In Louisiana civil courts, the poor are left to defend themselves

March 14, 2019 | Richard A. Webster | Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA)
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services – a nonprofit that provides free legal representation in 22 parishes, including Orleans – does what it can to fill the gap and meet the substantial demand, but it does so with limited resources.
Tags: Access to Justice | Funding: State & Local