Our Impact

NWLS works hard to get the best possible outcome for our clients whenever possible.  While NWLS does not file lawsuits, we have been successful in other ways to bring about a monetary award to our clients.  Listed below are the figures for the fiscal year 2019-2020.

NWLS Impact

Total Amount Received by our Clients:  $1,199,199 for the year. 

Monthly amount:  Last fiscal year we averaged $74,417 in total monthly awards for our clients from unemployment compensation benefits, SSI, and public benefits.

Last fiscal year our advocates have committed to diligently work on our client's cases.  Our staff has logged over 47,000 hours to assist our clients. 

This past fiscal year we closed 1,530 telephone advice cases, 1,599 direct representation cases, and 138 pro bono hours were donated by private attorneys. We handled 3,640 cases and served 6,920 people. 

We are proud of our accomplishments in our mission to seek justice and assist low-income individuals and families who need civil legal aid.

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