DiFilippo Holistic Law Center is honored to be featured in a recent ABA Journal article about nonprofit firms trying to bridge the access-to-justice justice gap.
A burgeoning group of legal entrepreneurs is hoping to tap into the nationwide demand for low bono work. Nonprofit law firms have been popping up, and they provide benefits to clients as well as founders. However, this type of law practice is a fairly new concept, and the economic viability and legal nuances of 501(c)(3) status still are open questions. But the savings to an underserved population can be significant. For example, if someone has an uncontested divorce and children under 18, lawyers at Open Legal Services in Salt Lake City can help for about $375, not including court fees, says Shantelle Argyle, a co-founder of the nonprofit law firm.
Read the full article at http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/low_bono_access_justice