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News from State Senator Marilyn Moore
     

April 27, 2016

Capitol address
Legislative Office Building
Room 2000
Hartford, CT 06106-1591

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On the Web
www.SenatorMoore.cga.ct.gov

Phone
Capitol: 860-240-0425
Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420
 

Protecting Access to Lawyers for Low-Income Residents

Legal rightsI was proud to vote last week for a bill that will help protect access to legal representation for low-income Connecticut residents.

Senate Bill 428--which passed on a unanimous and bipartisan basis--provides critically needed funding for Connecticut's financially struggling Legal Aid offices. The bill adds over a million dollars a year to a state account which funds legal aid, which will be a big help. In 2013, Connecticut Legal Services was able to open only about 3,400 cases out of the roughly 19,000 requests it received.

There has been a growing concern in this country that we are developing a two-tiered civil justice system in America: one, a first-class justice system where the accused have the means to afford legal counsel. The other, a second-class justice system where economically disadvantaged citizens have little or no access to legal counsel

This legislation will help remedy a portion of this growing disparity and will help ensure equal access and equal representation for all citizens in our judicial system.
 

 
 

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Senator Marilyn Moore, Legislative Office Building, Room 2000, Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Capitol telephone: 860-240-0425, or Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420

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