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March 2017

President Trump’s Budget would End Funding for Legal Services Corporation!

March 20, 2017
President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget eliminates funding for the Legal Services Corp. In his first budget proposal released Thursday, Trump is cutting discretionary spending to pay for an increase in defense spending and the wall on the Mexican border, the Washington Post reports.

EJA sponsoring two year $130,000 Immigration Fellowship at LAF in Chicago!

March 23, 2017

The Unmet Need for Legal Aid

March 29, 2017
Nearly a million poor people who seek help for civil legal problems are turned away because of the lack of adequate resources. The justice gap represents the difference between the level of civil legal assistance available and the level that is necessary to meet the legal needs of low-income individuals and families. According to LSC’s 2009 report Documenting the Justice Gap in America, 50% of all those who sought legal assistance from LSC grantees were turned away because of the lack of adequate resources. That means for every client served by LSC programs, another person who seeks help is turned away.