NPR discusses the Legal Aid Funding Crisis

On June 15, 2012 NPR ran a story titled Legal Help For The Poor In 'State Of Crisis' focusing on how although the number of people who qualify and need civil legal assistance is growing, the funding for civil legal assistance is dwindling.

The article, by Carrie Johnson, spoke with 2011 Equal Justice University Speaker and Legal Services Corporation President Jim Sandman who says, "Access to justice is a fundamental American value. We have a great legal system in the United States, but it's built on the premise that you have a lawyer. And if you don't have a lawyer, the system often doesn't work for you."

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Posted: June 15, 2012