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Tag Archives: Legal aid

State judge sets trial on legal aid for the poor

ALBANY — A New York State Supreme Court judge says a trial is needed to determine whether the state systemically provides inadequate staff and money for the constitutionally required defense of poor people charged with crimes. Justice Eugene Devine refused ...

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What are impacts from a lack of services?

Funding shortages are not the only challenges to getting legal aid to people in rural communities. Some do not have legal services providers, or the agency that serves their area is not in close proximity, leaving many in need somewhat ...

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AmeriCorps members help city and legal nonprofits

Paralegals at the seven Legal Assistance of Western New York locations didn’t receive the National Service Impact Award they were nominated for, but that does not mean their services are any less valuable to the clients they serve and the ...

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