A Smaller Trumpet: CT’s Legal Aid Agencies Getting Slammed

Christopher Nolan has this article in the CT Law Tribune about how the economic crisis is impacting legal aid agencies and it’s not pretty.

Nolan writes:

The amount of money coming from the major funding source for legal aid agencies is falling faster than the stock market on a bad day, from $20 million in 2007, to $8 million this year to a projected $4 million in 2009.

This is a significant problem because in this economy the demand for these very vital services is rising.

I’m going to call Statewide Legal Services today and volunteer for something. I don’t think I can take a case, but maybe I can work at a phonebank or security deposit clinic.

If you’re interested in volunteering here is the pro bono link to for the CT Bar Association.