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Creating the Legal Services Organizations Our Clients Deserve

Salaries and Beyond

By Colleen M. Cotter, Kelly Carmody, Catherine Carr, Steve Grumm & John Tobin

Civil legal services organizations and their clients will both be better off if legal services attorneys are better paid. Salary studies from several states show that salary improvements are necessary to prevent civil legal services attorneys from fleeing the public interest in favor of more lucrative work, and legal services leaders must pay attention to such data--even if they end up having smaller organizations.

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