The impact of the COVID pandemic and subsequent economic downturn will have devastating effects on many of those most already impacted. "For years, legal aid has served as a stopgap in a social safety net system that, as Bergmark put it, is spectacularly 'skewed towards disqualifying people.' But 'what’s coming down the tracks,' she told me, 'is an out-of-control train': millions of people about to emerge from the pandemic newly jobless and poor; facing eviction, hungry creditors, and soon-to-be-denied benefits; about to become acquainted with the meager portion of justice America reserves for people like them."
Read the full article, "No Money, No Lawyer, No Justice: The vast, hidden inequalities of the civil legal system" here.
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