Deep cuts slam legal aid

State budget cuts, lower interest rates have dire impact.

, The National Law Journal

Legal aid programs throughout the country are facing budget cuts of up to 50%. With the economy likely headed into a recession and coastal areas in Texas and Louisiana still struggling with the aftermath of hurricanes, the need for legal aid programs is stronger than ever. Legal aid funding from state appropriations is also down, because state budgets are facing revenue shortfalls. And law firm contributions could decrease as well, as firms tighten their belts.

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