The Justice Gap: The Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-income Americans


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Millions of Americans struggle with civil legal problems every day. However, many of the legal aid organizations funded by the LSC do not have the resources needed to meet the demand in the communities they serve. Instead, most low-income Americans do not have sufficient access to legal information, advice or representation.

The new report updates and expands on LSC's 2017 Justice Gap Study, providing a fresh assessment of the state of civil legal justice for low-income Americans. It is particularly timely as it explores the justice gap in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a disproportionate impact on low-income Americans. Its findings paint a stark picture of the overwhelming need for civil legal help in the country, and the need for adequate access and equal justice for all.

LSC leadership and members speaking on this special LSC episode include:

  • LSC President Ronald S. Flagg
  • LSC Board Chair John G. Levi
  • University of Michigan Football Coach Jim Harbaugh, a member of the LSC Leaders Council

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