Thursday, September 20th at 12:00 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, 2229 Grand Ave,
The current level of funding for civil legal aid meets only a fraction of the need. A recent study released in 2017 found that 86% of the legal needs reported by low-income Americans were not met with adequate legal help. Seven in ten low-income households experienced a legal problem in the past year and 70% of those who had a legal problem reported that the legal problem affected them “very much” or “severely.” Consider the following. In Wyoming, there is approximately one attorney in private practice for every 330 Wyoming residents. However, in our state, there is only one legal aid attorney for every 2,840 Wyoming residents who are living in poverty (at or below 100% of the federal poverty level). There is only one legal aid attorney for every 8,050 low-income Wyoming residents who are financially eligible for free legal assistance (those at or below 200% of the federal poverty level). Join us for this year’s Pro Bono Luncheon and meet some of the lawyers around the state who are truly making a difference through their pro bono service to Wyoming citizens.