The first new step taken by the New Haven community was the establishment of free legal services for the poor in offices located within poverty stricken neighborhoods. The offices serve all persons residing within a particular geographic area who meet a financial eligibility standard. Our services are available in both civil and criminal matters. The only type of cases specifically excluded are personal injury plaintiff suits, where there is the possibility of a contingent fee arrangement.
Charles D. Gill, A Neighborhood Law Office: The New Haven Project, 15 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 213 (1966)