Trump cuts could strip one of Cleveland's oldest organizations
When President Trump unveiled his so-called 'skinny budget' last month, he recommended stripping money from several government agencies.
That included the legal services corporation, which helps fund local groups that provide attorneys to low-income people.
One of those groups? The legal aid society of Cleveland founded in 1905, and one of the oldest such organizations in the country.
Legal aid's 40 staff attorneys, 25 support staff and 2,900 volunteer lawyers work to ensure access to justice for low-income people in Cuyahoga, Lorain, Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties.