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How AJP differs from traditional legal aid and public defenders:

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

  • We limit and manage our caseload to ensure all clients receive the best possible representation.

  • We 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 represent clients who do not have the financial means to pay for a private attorney and do not otherwise qualify for legal aid or a public defender. These clients are charged on a sliding scale ("low bono"), based on ability to pay and other life circumstances.

  • We also litigate matters of public interest that are not economically feasible for private law firms.

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