legal aid


Definition of legal aid

: aid provided by an organization established especially to serve the legal needs of the poor

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The staff of 62 includes social workers who connect students with housing assistance, medical care and legal aid. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "Workforce-Training Program Shares Secret to Students’ Success: Grit," 8 Jan. 2019 Cruz is being represented by Nexus Derechos Humanos, the company's civil-rights legal aid branch. David Ovalle, miamiherald, "Brother of Parkland school shooter gets a new life — and a free apartment — out of state | Miami Herald," 11 May 2018 San Ysidro would require the longest route for the nearest approaching caravan, but that destination is peppered with support facilities such as legal aid and is considered safer for travel. Alicia A Caldwell, WSJ, "Troops Deploy to Parts of Border Where Migrant Caravans Are Deemed Most Likely to Go," 2 Nov. 2018 Integrating legal aid with them ensures more complete and coordinated care. Jay Chaudhary, STAT, "Opioid recovery teams benefit from the addition of lawyers," 29 May 2018 The Project on Predatory Student Lending at Harvard University and the Housing and Economic Rights Advocates, legal aid groups representing the Corinthian borrowers, filed an injunction in March to stop the practice. Danielle Douglas-gabriel,, "Judge rejects DeVos interpretation of order to halt partial student debt relief plan," 20 June 2018 The programs included housing counselors, foreclosure assistance hotlines, legal aid, consumer education, and efforts to investigate and combat financial fraud. Bob Egelko,, "California ordered to restore $331 million to fund for homeowners," 12 July 2018 Foro Penal, a legal aid group, said 20 of the 54 political detainees at the Helicoide have been granted parole, but the administration is refusing to release them. Jim Wyss, miamiherald, "'Mom, they're trying to kill me.' Utah man in Venezuela jail describes chaotic revolt | Miami Herald," 22 May 2018 Issues of Consent At least one legal aid group intends to decline such offers of help with genetic testing. Karen Weintraub, Scientific American, "Genetic Testing to Reunite Immigrant Families Raises Issues of Privacy and Consent," 26 June 2018

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1890, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of legal aid

: money provided by a special organization to pay legal fees for people who cannot pay them themselves

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Legal Definition of legal aid

: aid provided by an organization established to serve the legal needs of the poor

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