By Michelle Chen

According to the Institute for Women’s Policy and Research, family-court cases make up the bulk of legal-service caseloads nationwide. The largest number of cases supported by LSC attorneys are related to domestic abuse, divorce, and child-custody issues. Surveys by National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) indicate that “legal representation by an attorney was the second most sought-after—but unmet—request to social service providers, and that only 12 percent of programs nationally were able to provide this service.”

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