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PLS Free Civil Legal Services For Low-income People Seeking Justice – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 12/16/2019 at 3:48pm

Across the country, schoolchildren place their hands over their hearts and recite “with liberty and justice for all,” an ideal in the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance professing that justice should be accessible to everyone. In criminal cases, legal assistance is a right. Unfortunately, there is no such right to counsel in civil legal matters and most low-income Americans are forced to go it alone.

A recent study by The Pew Charitable Trusts shows that about one in three households in the U.S. faced housing, family or debt issues in 2018, suggesting that Americans could benefit from more assi...

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