justice system http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Still Has A Justice Gap Say St. Louis Attorneys Who Serve The Poor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-still-has-justice-gap-say-st-louis-attorneys-who-serve-poor <p>When people of means encounter injustice or are accused of crimes, they hire an attorney to represent them in a court of law. But for people living in poverty, their choices are more limited.</p><p>If it’s a criminal case, a defendant will be assigned a public defender. If it’s a civil case, the individual can apply for aid with their local branch of legal services. But despite these options, low-income people are at a disadvantage in the American justice system, say St. Louis attorneys who serve the poor.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:52:31 +0000 Camille Phillips 32896 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Still Has A Justice Gap Say St. Louis Attorneys Who Serve The Poor