The funding of legal services has been a major problem since the inception of legal aid programs. The problem today remains severe: President Nixon is in the process of attempting to dismantle the Office of Economic Opportunity, while legislation to create an independent legal services corporation has thus far been frustrated. And widespread political opposition on the state and local levels remains. The need for innovative methods of funding legal services is clear.
"Legal Services Funding: The British Columbia Model,"
Yale Review of Law and Social Action:
3, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yrlsa/vol3/iss3/5