legal aid


Definition of legal aid

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

Examples of legal aid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Metro Phoenix renters can get free legal aid from Community Legal Services through a new $2.6 million program that Maricopa County tapped some of its federal funding to launch. Jessica Boehm, The Arizona Republic, 9 Oct. 2021 The team will not directly distribute rent relief or provide legal aid. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, 5 Oct. 2021 The Institute for Justice, a nonprofit organization that provides legal aid to victims of civil-liberty injustices, has won cases in federal court against Albuquerque and Philadelphia for such law-enforcement wrongdoing. Steve Forbes, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 Bonta said student loan borrowers can reach out to to get free legal aid. Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep. 2021 California has the biggest statewide legal aid program for tenants facing eviction with $120 million in funding. Jessica Boehm, The Arizona Republic, 16 Sep. 2021 If partial automation means an overwhelmed legal aid lawyer now has time to take more clients’ cases or clients can now afford to hire a lawyer, everyone will be better off. The Conversation, oregonlive, 10 Aug. 2021 Nearly 60% of Hmong Americans are considered low-income, and 1 in 4 live below the poverty line, according to a legal aid group, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles. Colette Davidson, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 Aug. 2021 Her sights are on becoming a legal aid attorney since the profession connects to her passion of helping those who are disadvantaged. Darcel Rockett,, 24 May 2021

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First Known Use of legal aid

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of legal aid was in 1890

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18 Oct 2021

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“Legal aid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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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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