Access to Legal Services

The ABA supports increased funding for civil legal services through the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and other federal programs that provide legal services for the poor. The ABA also urges increased federal support for quality state public defense systems.

The ABA supports strong legal protections and access to legal assistance for active-duty military, families, veterans, and low-income military personnel. The ABA urges legislators and policymakers, including the bar, to find innovative and effective ways to ensure that veterans, particularly those experiencing homelessness or following a period of incarceration, receive their due benefits and services for achieving self-sufficiency.