Stories tagged: Legal aid
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 6 a.m.
Shawn Vestal: Shortage of legal aid tips the scales of justice against the poor
Poor Washingtonians are second-class citizens before the law because of a lack of state funding for civil legal aid, Shawn Vestal says.
Sun., Nov. 14, 2010
Students, volunteers fill fraction of need for free legal aid
The sagging local economy has flooded local courts with people in financial trouble who can’t pay for what could help them most: an attorney to guide them. Only a few …
Tue., April 14, 2009
Guest opinion: Justice worth the cost
What is the price of justice? In 2005, the price of justice in the state of Washington was three-tenths of 1 percent. That was the amount that the state spent …