With funding influx, Legal Assistance takes new clients | TheUnion.com

With funding influx, Legal Assistance takes new clients

Nevada County Legal Assistance, a nonprofit organization that provides legal aid for low-income people, is once again taking on new clients.

Last summer, NCLA lost 15 percent of its annual budget to funding cuts and a decline in private donations, and was forced to stop accepting new clients.

“The county reinstated some funding that they’ve traditionally given us over the last couple of years, so now we’re in the position to take new clients,” said Jennifer Walters, Legal Assistance president.

Founded in 1974, the nonprofit offers advice on family law matters and help with filling out divorce papers and obtaining restraining orders.

Legal Assistance is at 220 Church St. in Nevada City. For more information, call 265-4129.

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