Archive for August 22, 2013
Free community legal services are an integral part of any urban setting, providing legal advice, recommendations, and even representation to those who cannot afford them and, consequently, may need them the most. These services are supported through a precarious mix of donations, legal trust funds, government grants, and sometimes the altruistic spirit of volunteers who just want to give something back to the community.
A glance down any community legal services directory will yield several programs who rely heavily on state and federal grants in order to keep their services active. Many of these grants have annual application requirements, and are by no means guaranteed from one year to the next, which leads many community legal services providers to search for additional sources of operational