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.