Reports on Grants and the Delivery of Legal Services
Here are various reports that have been issued on Grants and Deliverables and the Delivery of Legal Services in Pennsylvania. All reports in PDF format:
Economic Impact of Civil Legal Aid in Pennsylvania (January 2020)
Report from PA IOLTA Board on the estimated economic benefits derived from the provision of civil legal aid in Pennsylvania.
Documenting the Justice Gap in Pennsylvania (June 2017)
Report from the PA IOLTA Board and PLAN documenting the actual unmet need for civil legal aid in Pennsylvania in 2017.
Report on the Use of the Access to Justice Act (October 2016)
(Presented February 27, 2017 - Legislative Budget and Finance Committee)
- 8 year Access to Justice Act Report (April 2012)
- Economic Impact of Legal Aid (2011)
- A Study of the Delivery of IOLTA-funded Legal Assistance in Pennsylvania
- 5 year Access to Justice Act Report (March 2009)
- How Pennsylvania's Legal Aid System is Organized (2009)
Samuel W. Milkes, Esq., Executive Director - Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. Published in the Pennsylvania Lawyer, January/February 2009.
- IOLTA and the Law School (February 2002)
- Twenty Years of Legal Services in Pennsylvania (1986)
Law Coordination Center
- Legal Services Corporation - The Justice Gap: The Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-income Americans (April 2022)
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) contracted with NORC at the University of Chicago to help measure the justice gap among low-income Americans in 2022. LSC defines the justice gap as the difference between the civil legal needs of low-income Americans and the resources available to meet those needs. NORC conducted a survey of approximately 5,000 adults using its nationally representative, probability-based AmeriSpeak® Panel. This report presents findings based on this survey and additional data LSC collected from the legal aid organizations it funds.
- Securing Equal Justice for All
A Brief History of Civil Legal Assistance in the United States (Revised May 2018)
Alan Houseman & Linda E. Perle. The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and the Consortium for the National Equal Justice Library has prepared and updated this brief history of civil legal assistance for the low-income community in the United States, from its privately funded beginnings, through its achievement of federal funding, to its expansion and growth into a national program operating throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and former U.S. territories in the South Pacific.
- Civil Legal Aid in the United States
An Update for 2017 (March 2018)
Alan W. Houseman. This Update is based on the National Report for the United States prepared for the International Legal Aid Group (ILAG) in May of 2017. This report, an update to previous national reports, covers the period from July of 2015 through December of 2017. The report is divided into two parts: civil legal aid and access to justice.
- Legal Services Corporation - The Justice Gap: Measuring the Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-income Americans (June 2017)
This report explores the “justice gap,” the difference between the civil legal needs of low-income Americans and the resources available to meet those needs in 2017.
- American Bar Association Report on the Future of Legal Services in the United States (August 2016)
Report of the American Bar Association Commission on Future of Legal Services after a two-year study of the delivery of legal services in the U.S.
- Fact Sheet on the Economic Benefits of Civil Legal Aid (September 2012)
Two-page summary of research, Prepared by the National Center for Access to Justice at Cardozo Law School.
- LSC Fact Books - LSC By the Numbers: The Data Underlying Legal Aid Programs
The Legal Services Corporation annually publishes a Fact Book with selected national data on LSC program funding, services to clients provided by LSC-funded programs (including services provided through Private Attorney Involvement), client demographics, and program staffing.