A handful of you might recognize these as lyrics crooned by Roger Miller (King of the Road fame) in the mid-1960s when his humorous country songs were played daily on the transistor radio you carried around. Those were the days when baby boomers across the country were advocates for world peace and equal rights.
Do you still believe in equal rights?
Then please help level the playing field when it comes to life’s basic needs.
Volunteer Legal Services Project handles about 1,260 cases per year, thanks to a network of dedicated volunteers who step in to meet the needs of underserved clients.
I wonder how many more clients seeking basic relief in housing, family matters, and debt relief might be served with more attorneys signed up to take just one VLSP case per year?
Unfortunately, I doubt those prospective volunteers are reading this blog…. But I can hope that the folks whose names regularly appear in the Pro Bono Honor Roll might read this and be reminded that they need to encourage colleagues to sign up with VLSP and help resolve legal issues in our community where poverty is in the news daily.
I am aware that if you are reading this, you already get it. But, if every attorney currently working on a VLSP case could get a colleague to take his/her first VLSP case, it’s possible VLSP could help an additional 1200 residents from the poorest zip codes.
Isn’t that what equal rights is all about – helping the underdog in civil matters so they have a chance to improve their circumstances?
Written by Nora A. Jones