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Many U.S. Families Faced Civil Legal Issues in 2018: Survey Highlights need for alternative approaches to help people navigate the courts

PLA, preventive legal advocacy, prevention, upstream, civil legal need, legal aid, legal services, legal rep, survey, data, statistics

Categories: 1. Preventive Legal Advocacy
Tags: civil legal need, data, legal aid, legal rep, legal services, PLA, prevention, Preventive Legal Advocacy, statistics, survey, upstream
Author: Erika Rickard. The Pew Charitable Trusts

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