How AJP differs 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 clients we can represent.

  • We manage our caseload to ensure that the clients we serve are getting our full attention and equitable 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.