Research studies indicate that only a fraction of the civil legal problems experienced by low-income Americans are addressed with the help of a private attorney or a legal aid lawyer. DWT partner Harry Korrell co-chaired a national task force this past year to try to address this worrisome problem.
Korrell is a board member of Legal Services Corporation, the organization created by Congress to disburse federal grants to legal aid groups. LSC-funded programs turn away half of those seeking help, and limited resources is one of the major reasons why.
Three partners from Davis Wright participated last year in the creation of a new resource guide intended to help advance the campaign to establish a right to counsel for indigent individuals involved in civil cases.