What is Civil Legal Aid

What is Civil Legal Aid?

Civil legal aid is free legal assistance to low-income people who have civil legal problems. Civil legal aid is a combination of services and resources that helps all Americans of all backgrounds-including those who face the toughest legal challenges: children, veterans, seniors, ill or disabled people, and victims of domestic violence-to effectively navigate the justice system.

Civil legal aid connects Americans with a range of services- including legal assistance and representation, free legal clinics, court-based services, pro bono assistance, and access to web-based information and forms – that help guide them through complicated legal proceedings. In doing so, civil legal aid helps Americans protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families.

When we say the Pledge of the Allegiance we close with “justice for all.” We need civil legal aid to ensure that the principle our founding fathers envisioned remains alive: justice for all, not the few who can afford it.