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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elsewhere on the Web
- The Justice in Government Project’s Toolkit helps bridge the gap between what researchers can tell us and what policymakers need to know about how legal aid can both help individuals and make existing programs more effective.
- Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable’s Toolkit shows how and why legal aid protects consumers, keeps America working, prevents elder abuse, and more.
- The National Center for Access to Justice’s Justice Index offers in-depth state-by-state comparisons and advanced interactive maps.
The Value of Research
“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