Raising Money For CT Legal Aid
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 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.