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Working for Fairness

Iowa Legal Aid in the News

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

  • By: David Huston
  • Organization: Iowa Legal Aid

Here are some recent articles on how Iowa Legal Aid is working for fairness for low-income Iowans.

Iowa Legal Aid in Financial Trouble
Cityview, Des Moines, IA

" ...Because of weak national, state and local economies and Legal Aid's dependence on public funding, the legal service organization has seen its statewide budget shrink from $6 million in 2002 to a projected $4.5 million in 2005. This has forced it to cut back on services and staff...."

"Veterans Advocacy Sustains Me"
Equal Justice Magazine, Washington, D.C.

Legal Services Corporation's Equal Justice Magazine is the country's only feature magazine dedicated exclusively to exploring equal justice issues and the work of public interest lawyers. EJM tells the untold stories of courageous clients and intrepid attorneys who turn shallow lawyer stereotypes on their head. This article features Jeannette Keller of Iowa Legal Aid's Iowa City Regional Office.

"Quad City Champion for Justice Steps Down"
Quad City Times, Davenport, IA

"Today, we recognize Howard Thomas, one of the most helpful Quad-Citians you never wanted to meet.If you did meet him in his line of work, you quite likely were broke and in need of legal help. Thomas steps down today after 30 years with HELP Legal Assistance in Davenport..."

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