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Budget woes force Legal Aid to close offices, cut staff  (access required)

Other providers likewise feel the pinch of funding cutbacks

The announcement that Legal Aid of North Carolina is closing three offices and cutting positions didn’t come as a surprise to Kenneth Schorr. Schorr, a Charlotte attorney who is executive director of Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont, said groups like Legal Aid and LSSP are struggling to cope with budget cuts. “We have some of the same funding sources as Legal Aid, but all of our funding sources have been hit,” he said. Legal Aid executive director George Hausen said cuts in money from the state as well as the federal Legal Services Corporation resulted in a $2 million shortfall in the coming fiscal year.

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