Raising Money For CT Legal Aid
Yesterday, The Hartford Courant ran an editorial about how legal aid funding is drying up.
The Courant suggests raising the annual attorney registration fee to help fund legal aid.
I don’t think this does enough. The burden of providing legal services for the poor falls not just on lawyers but our State has a whole.
My suggestion: a $10 surcharge on all court order online from canada entry fees from small claims on up with all monies going directly to legal aid organizations.
Given the number of writs filed across Connecticut’s courts a surcharge maybe part of the solution.