There is not much left of the War on Poverty, is there? The Legal Services Corporation is a surviving outgrowth of the Office of Economic Opportunity. OEO was the executive branch arm of Pres. Johnson's War on Poverty, which was first led by the late Sargent Shriver. Even more devastating than budget cuts is the fact that interest on lawyers trust accounts plummeted with the federal funds rate and the decline in housing sales. That device provided a great deal of the funding for legal aid and defender services nationwide.Legal Aid Groups Planning Major Layoffs in 2012 - Law Blog - WSJ:
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