Pro Bono News

Cuts to legal aid an injustice to North Carolina’s poor (NC)

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Last year, in order to help pay for a regime of tax cuts benefiting the wealthiest North Carolinians, our General Assembly zeroed out the state’s appropriation for legal services. In the session that ended a few weeks ago, George Hausen, executive director of Legal Aid of North Carolina, lobbied hard to restore at least some of the funding – to no avail. It’s tough to persuade a crew engaged in the nation’s stoutest war on poor people to pay for their lawyers.