Legal Aid Groups Get Windfall From Class-Action Case

October 15, 2010

It is about time that something good happened for those less fortunate whose access to the Courts is limited by their means. And, it is also good to see that money who would have otherwise belonged to no one is going to good use.

If you want to see the Legal Aid at work, all you have to do is on any given day yo go to Courtroom 1401 in The Richard Daley Center in downtown Chicago and get a taste of what they do. There you see individuals who have been summoned to the Court for a variety of reasons being confronted by seasoned attorneys representing big banks and mortgage companies. The individual stands no chance going against the attorneys without the help from the Legal Aid. Really, this is something worth seeing.

Many legal aid groups provide help to people at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty level threshold. For a family of four, that is an income ceiling of $27,563 a year, according to the Legal Services Corp., which funds legal aid programs nationwide.Nearly 57 million Americans now qualify for civil legal assistance from the Legal Services Corp., an increase of 3 million from 2008, and the highest number of people eligible for legal aid in our country in the corporations 35-year history. Of the 57 million, 19.6 million were children, the Census Bureau said.The new ranks of the poor or those too strapped to afford a lawyer often dont know where to turn for legal advice, White said.

via Legal aid groups get windfall from class-action case.

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  1. Rene Tolingo says:

    This for sure is good news for many who cannot afford lawyers and look to legal aid for attorneys.

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