Making the Case for Community Lawyering
November 03, 2016 by BFC in Community Lawyering Project
Excerpt from an article posted at Clearinghouse Community:
For 42 years, Bread for the City has delivered poverty-relief services in the District of Columbia. For the last 25 years, a key part of that relief has been given through legal services.
In the 1990s the social services staff noticed that many of their clients were routinely being denied disability benefits. What started as an ad-hoc initiative to try and help more clients burgeoned into the current iteration of the legal clinic, where attorneys assist clients not only on disability benefits but also in the areas of public benefits, family law and domestic violence, and housing law.
Click on the Link Below to View the Full Article.
*BFC’s Community Lawyering work is made possible in part through public and private funds awarded by the DC Bar Foundation.*