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Monday, October 24, 2016
Amaris Elliott-Engel of the CT Law Tribune reports as follows:
"The power of the internet is being harnessed to make it easier for low-income Connecticut residents to access legal advice, and to make it easier for pro bono attorneys to volunteer to help people who can't afford to pay for attorneys.
Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut is one of the legal aid law firms in eight states which are partnering with the American Bar Association on a virtual law advice clinic that allows low-income clients to ask questions about civil law and for attorneys to answer their questions online whenever convenient for them.
Instead of dropping into a legal aid clinic to talk to a lawyer in person, clients can type their questions and submit them on a computer..."