Access to Justice: Legal Services Programs and Limited Advice Assistance

This course seeks to assess the effectiveness of limited advice and assistance provided to low income clients rather than full representation. Because legal services programs can represent less than a fifth of those who need their help, most offer some form of limited aid. Partnering with the national Legal Services Corporation and Alaska Legal Services, students will interview of sample of clients who received limited assistance and a sample of individuals who secured no help. The outcome of this study will help guide the decisions of legal services programs about whether to invest in limited assistance.

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