NC House Budget Eliminates Legal Aid Funding

Today, the N.C. House of Representatives will vote on its 2017 budget that includes cutting $1.7 million in funding for legal services for low-income families in our state.

With this funding, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, Legal Aid of North Carolina and Pisgah Legal Services help people with little to no options navigate their way out of crisis to find safety, economic security and stability.

We hope that the N.C. General Assembly will reconsider this provision and restore this critical funding over the course of the budget process this month. The North Carolina Bar Association has more information on how you can contact your representative and share your concerns.

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