March 30, 2015 - In The Media
More state money is needed to provide legal representation for poor
This country has a legal-aid funding crisis. Matters are just as bad, if not worse, in Texas.
Currently, 5.6 million Texans qualify for legal assistance with issues such as domestic violence, foreclosures and health care for the elderly. Yet insufficient state funding makes access to legal representation for the poor almost impossible. Only about 104,000 families receive help each year from a small group of legal aid organizations. More »