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Justice Gap? Meeting the Civil Legal Needs Of Low-Income Vermonters

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If your landlord kicks you out of your apartment illegally and you don't have enough money to hire a lawyer, what can you do? Although there are some free or low cost services out there, 75% of low-income Vermonters face their legal needs without help. Leave your comments below or write to vermontedition@vpr.net.

We'll talk to Supreme Court Justice Beth Robinson about the Access to Justice Coalition, a group which was formed to help address this gap between the needs and services available in the civil system. We'll also hear from Eric Avildsen, Executive Director of Vermont Legal Aid, and Mary Ashcroft, director of the Pro Bono Program for the Vermont Bar Association.

The Legal Aid hotline is: 1-800-889-2047

The Lawyer Referral Number at the Vermont Bar Association is: 1-800-639-7036

Also, we'll hear from Rik Palieri, a local musician who set out this summer to retrace a tour that Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie took in 1941.

Thurs 10/3/13 Noon & 7PM

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