Raising Money For CT Legal Aid

Yesterday, The Hartford Courant ran an editorial about how legal aid funding is drying up.

The Courant suggests raising the annual attorney registration fee to help fund legal aid.

I don’t think this does enough. The burden of providing legal services for the poor falls not just on lawyers but our State has a whole.

My suggestion: a $10 surcharge on all court entry fees from small claims on up with all monies going directly to legal aid organizations.

Given the number of writs filed across Connecticut’s courts a surcharge maybe part of the solution.

Ryan McKeen is a trial attorney at Connecticut Trial Firm, LLC in Glastonbury, Connecticut. In 2016, he was honored by the CT Personal Injury Hall of Fame for securing one of the highest settlements in the state. He is a New Leader in the Law. ABA 100. Avvo 10. 40 under 40 for Hartford Business Journal. He has been quoted in Time Magazine, the New York Times, Hartford Courant, Wall Street Journal Law Blog and the Hartford Business Journal. He focuses his practice on Connecticut Personal Injury law. He loves what he does. Contact him ryan@cttrialfirm.com or 860 471 8333

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