How are we different from traditional legal aid and public defenders? 

  • We do not receive LSC funding from the federal government, so we are not bound by the government's restrictions on the types of cases we can take or the clients we can represent

  • We have discretion in the selection of our cases - this means we take less cases to ensure that the clients we serve are getting our full attention and access to our resources

  • We use our own funds to supplement the cost of litigation for indigent clients who might otherwise be pressured to accept a plea bargain, settle their case, or forego an appeal

  • We also have the ability to represent clients who many not qualify for legal aid or a public defender, but who still do not have the financial means to pay for quality legal representation. These clients are charged on a sliding scale based on ability to pay and other life circumstances.