LAIR Toolkit

The WH-LAIR Toolkit is an online tool designed to provide a roadmap to the ways in which legal services can enhance federal strategies for serving vulnerable and underserved populations. The Toolkit is divided into three sections:

Civil Legal Aid 101

In this section you will find information on what civil legal aid is, whom civil legal aid serves, and some of the common barriers to accessing civil legal aid.

Case Studies: How Civil Legal Aid Helps Supports Federal Efforts

In this section you will find civil legal aid “case studies” – descriptions of common challenges faced by vulnerable populations, examples of federal responses to these challenges, and concrete examples of the ways in which civil legal aid meaningfully supports federal agencies’ efforts. The WH-LAIR continues to issue new case studies on selected topics.

Select Federal Agency Resources

In this section you will find a listing by agency of selected grants and program activities for which civil legal aid providers are an eligible grantee, sub-grantee or partner, along with other examples of federal Government activities that engage civil legal aid.

You can download the WH-LAIR Toolkit (Civil Legal Aid 101 and Case Studies) here.

Updated July 27, 2016