Category Archives: Economic Benefits of Legal Aid

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North Carolina Legal Services Providers Generate $48 Million in Economic Impact (2014)

A 108% Return on Investment: The Economic Impact to the State of North Carolina of Civil Legal Services in 2012, University of North Carolina Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity; North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission (2014) Executive Summary Report … Continue reading

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Civil Legal Aid Yields Economic Benefits to Clients and to the Commonwealth (2013)

Civil Legal Aid Yields Economic Benefits to Clients and to the Commonwealth: Some Benefits from FY12 Advocacy The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) conducted a study on the economic impact of legal aid in that state during FY 2012. Findings: … Continue reading

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A report on Pennsylvania’s Access to Justice Act (2012)

A report on Pennsylvania’s Access to Justice Act (2012) prepared for the Pennsylvania IOLTA Board  Summary: In July 2002, Pennsylvania’s Access to Justice Act (AJA) was approved with strong, bipartisan legislative support and signed into law by then- Governor Mark … Continue reading

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Annual Report of the Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York (2012)

Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York (2012), Report to the Chief Judge of New York The task force to expand access to civil legal services in New York studied to impacts of civil legal … Continue reading

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The Clinic Lab Office (2013)

Jeanne Charn and Jeffrey Selbin - The Clinic Lab Office Wisconsin Law Review, Volume 2013, No. 1 Charn and Selbin advocate for more research on the delivery of legal services to low-income individuals by reestablishing the connection between law school clinics and … Continue reading

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The Economic Impact of Legal Aid Services on the State of Florida (2010)

The Economic Impact of Legal Aid Services on the State of Florida, Florida TaxWatch (2010) Summary This report calculated the economic impact civil legal aid services had on the Florida economy in 2008 and the effect of potentially expanding programming … Continue reading

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Increasing Access to Restraining Orders for Low-Income Victims of Domestic Violence: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Proposed Domestic Abuse Grant Program (2006)

Liz Elwart, et. al., Increasing Access to Restraining Orders for Low-Income Victims of Domestic Violence: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Proposed Domestic Abuse Grant Program, State Bar Association of Wisconsin (2006) Summary This report evaluates the benefits and costs of … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation FY11 Economic Benefits Statement (2012)

FY 11 Economic Benefits Statement, Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (2012). Summary The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) assessed the economic benefit that legal aid services provided the state of Massachusetts during the 2011 financial year using data reported by grantees. … Continue reading

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The Impact of Legal Aid Services on Economic Acitivity in Texas: An Analysis of Current Efforts and Expansion Potential (2009)

The Impact of Legal Aid Services on Economic Activity in Texas: An Analysis of Current Efforts and Expansion Potential, The Perryman Group (2009) Summary The Perryman Group (TPG), a Texas-based research and analysis firm, compiled this report to analyze the … Continue reading

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Economic and Other Benefits Associated with the Provision of Civil Legal Aid (2010)

Laura K. Abel, et. al., Economic and Other Benefits Associated with the Provision of Civil Legal Aid, 9 Seattle U.L.  139 (2010) Summary Abel gathers the results of existing studies and identifies ongoing or planned research, as well as suggests … Continue reading