See Our Difference
Personal & Profound Impact:
In the United States today, an estimated 80 percent of the legal needs of those near or below the federal poverty level go unmet. The Supreme Court has repeatedly identified access to the courts as a fundamental constitutional right, but a lack of affordable legal counsel has shattered the promise of this right for low-income individuals. While litigants of means can afford competent counsel to shepherd them through complex legal proceedings, litigants without such resources must typically navigate the court system alone. There is widespread consensus that this “justice gap” between those with the financial resources to secure counsel and the poor who cannot, and it is this gap that often threatens the credibility of the justice system and undermines the public confidence in the law.
Here’s How We’re Helping Making A Difference.
We served over 320 clients, which in turn impacted nearly 2,000 family members.
Our volunteers provided more than 3,000 hours of administrative, legal and client support.
Our team closed 118 cases providing nearly $1 million in legal services to our community.
We counseled and referred 59 clients to other avenues of legal support (clients who exceeded our stated income threshold or lived beyond our Board approved service area.
And, we began the 2019 calendar year with 143 active cases.