Civil Legal Aid Funding

Civil Legal Aid Funding

Financial resource limitations remain one of the largest barriers preventing civil legal aid providers, even with their pro bono allies, from addressing the needs of low-income client communities.

ATJ Commissions are critical actors in preserving and expanding civil legal aid funding streams, which include federal Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funds, Interest on Lawyers Trust Account (IOLTA) funds, state/local legislative appropriations, court filing-fee revenue, revenue from attorney licensing fees and bar dues, foundation grants, philanthropic donations, and residuals from class action settlements directed to legal aid via the cy pres doctrine.

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Contact the Director for the ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives for further information.

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