Hard Times Increase Demand for Local Legal Aid Program

October 15, 2010

Sacramento Business Journal

Legal Services of Northern California volunteer and Downey Brand partner Jeff Galvin comments on the current needs of the Sacramento-based legal aid program.

The way Jeff Galvin sees it, the justice system works better for everyone when folks who need representation the most are able to get it. That’s why Galvin, a partner at Downey Brand LLP, has been involved with Legal Services of Northern California for almost a decade. The need is growing.The Sacramento-based program serves thousands of low-income residents in 23 counties at a time when more people are falling into poverty due to the recession and services for the poor are being cut by California’s ongoing budget crisis.

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