We live in a litigious society, where having a lawyer on your side can sometimes be of critical importance. But those legal bills sure can add up quick.
So what happens when lower income people need legal help or advice? Where do they turn for help with foreclosure, difficulties with benefits, or help expunging the record of a minor trying to get a job?
The Northwest Justice Project, or NJP, is the state’s largest civil legal aid organization, with satellite offices across the state (including Wenatchee). But some of the NJP’s funding is at risk. Isaac Kaplan-Woolner has more with Executive Director Cesar Torres.