Unfortunately what’s happening here in South Carolina is happening all around the nation.
From Seattle PI –
Economic woes threaten legal aid nationwide
In Ohio, revenue from IOLTA is expected to drop 50 percent this year to $11 million from $22 million in 2007. Projections for 2009 look even grimmer with incoming revenue dropping to $4 million.
In Washington state, revenue for grants is expected to drop from $9 million in 2008 to $6 million next year.
Texas originally projected $28 million for 2007, but interest rate cuts dropped the figure to $20 million.
To read the story, visit http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/6420ap_wa_meltdown_legal_aid.html
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