Did you know that, although the Supreme Court has declared that defendants accused of a crime have a right to a public defender, this does not extend to individuals caught up in civil disputes? There are many reasons people reach out to Community Legal Services Inc. in Philadelphia. Not only can they provide quality advice and assistance, but they also can provide legal services to people who would otherwise be unable to afford it. What has CLS been up to lately? Here are three recent news stories regarding their organization.
1. Making the Safety Net More Visible
The NYTimes recently covered a story about how many of the country’s poor are unaware of the options and safety net available to them by the government. Gladys James, for example, is a 92 year old former seamstress that ha Continue reading “Help for Dropped Welfare Recipients? Three Ways That Community Legal Services Lend a Hand”