More legal aid lawyers on the chopping block, LSC predicts

, The National Law Journal


The nation's providers of civil legal assistance predict that funding cuts will leave them no choice this year but to lay off about 8 percent of lawyers and support staff, close branch offices and narrow the types of services they provide, Legal Services Corp. announced on August 15.

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  • private lawyer

    Legal Aid has lost its way and needs to be downsized. I represented a very small landlord against a tenant who did not pay his rent, and the Legal Aid lawyer told us we had a choice: pay the tenant a sum of money to get him out, or pay more in attorneys fees as they litigate this case to the bitter end, oh and by they way, they will represent the tenant for free. I donated my time for a half day trial and obtained a judgment against the tenant.

  • Joe McDermott

    This is a good development; less funding for leftist "economic justice" lawfare.

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