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More people go to court without representation

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - August 21st, 2012

Hartford, Conn. – Jennifer Garcia stood alone before a judge with a stack of legal papers in her hands, answering questions about her personal life. She has acted as her own lawyer in state family court in a paternity, child support and visitation case on and off for three years, but representing herself in a courtroom full of

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Groups cope with less money, staff this year

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - August 16th, 2012

Michael T. Connor, executive director of Prairie State Legal Services Inc., said this year’s federal funding cuts put legal aid groups in a tough spot — again. “You’re always doing traige, figuring out who you’re going to say yes to and who you’re going to say no to,” O’Connor said. “for the people you turn

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