‘THE RECORD OF BERGEN COUNTY’ BACKS RESTORING LEGAL AID FOLLOWING ASSEMBLY HEARING

The following editorial was published in The Record of Bergen County :

“THE Assembly Judiciary Committee last week asked Governor Christie to restore funding to the state’s legal aid agency. During the governor’s budget-veto rampage, Legal Services of New Jersey was the victim of a surprise $5 million slashing, an amount that will cripple the organization even further. It already lost $10 million in state aid last year.

“Legal Services President Melville Miller Jr. told legislators the new bottom line most likely will mean 100 fewer lawyers, the closure of at least three offices and 10,000 fewer people getting legal help by the end of the year…”