Legal Aid Research

This site allows you to access research on civil legal aid in one location. To sort through research categorized by practice area, population served, and more, click through the menu above. If you have research you would like to include on this site, email us at

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“In the long run, legal aid program’s investment in randomized study will not only improve services and help direct scarce resources, but will also build public support, because the willingness of the legal aid movement to question itself and change in response will demonstrate to the wider world that our work is, in the end, focused on doing the best we can to help very poor people, in often-desperate circumstances, to improve their lives.”

Steven Eppler-Epstein, Executive Director of Connecticut Legal Services in Harvard Law Review

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