Unmet Legal Needs in Civil Disputes



The US Legal Services Corporation has released Documenting the Justice Gap in America: The Current Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-Income Americans. From the press release:

“Many of these Americans in need of legal assistance are the most vulnerable among us-they are trying to escape from domestic violence, trying to avert foreclosure and homelessness, trying to qualify for disability benefits, trying to recover from natural disasters. Legal aid saves lives and makes communities stronger,” LSC President Barnett said.

Better than Canada, where 100% of civil actions are denied legal aid. Appendix A has a nice summary of three other recent reports on the issue.

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