Securing and preserving safe, decent, affordable housing for low-income people. Including keeping individuals in their homes and ensuring essential utility services.
Providing economic stability for low-income children, families and individuals. Including assisting with self-sufficiency through employment opportunities, securing unlawfully withheld wages and securing all lawful unemployment benefits for which persons would be eligible (SSI/SSD unemployment, public benefits, and educational benefits etc.)
FAMILY SAFETY & SECURITY
Protecting the safety, health and independence of low-income individuals and the stability of low-income families. Including preventing family violence and ensuring children are in a safe and stable environment.
Depending on the particular civil legal problems, we may provide direct representation, advice, assistance in self-representation, brief service/limited legal assistance or referral to a private attorney (including free and reduced-fee). We also provide community education on legal topics.
Free interpretation services are provided to those with limited English abilities and the hearing-impaired.
PLEASE NOTE THAT LAUREL LEGAL SERVICES DOES NOT HANDLE CRIMINAL OR PERSONAL INJURY CASES
Laurel Legal Services is still available to help.
We will be following guidelines to ensure the safety of our clients and staff and we have enacted some new protocols that will take effect until further notice.
We ask that everyone remain patient and understanding as we all try to navigate this new way of providing our services.
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What is the Justice Gap?
It is the difference between the civil legal needs of low-income Americans and the resources available to meet those needs. This study explores the extent of the justice gap in 2017, describing the volume of civil legal needs faced by low-income Americans, assessing the extent to which they seek and receive help, and measuring the size of the gap between their civil legal needs and the resources available to address these needs.
This report shows:
In the past year, 86% of the civil legal problems reported by low-income Americans received inadequate or no legal help.
71% of low-income households experienced at least one civil legal problem in the last year, including problems with health care, housing conditions, disability access, veterans’ benefits, and domestic violence.
In 2017, low-income Americans will approach LSC-funded legal aid organizations for support with an estimated 1.7 million problems. They will receive only limited or no legal help for more than half of these problems due to a lack of resources.
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