When Latin American clients come into contact with their home country`s criminal justice system, they may have difficulty understanding the U.S. legal system.  When providing legal services to Latin American clients, legal professionals should ask what nationality or ethnic group the client belongs to.  Lawyers and legal aid providers should not assume that Latino/A or Hispanic clients speak Spanish. You must confirm which language(s) the customer speaks.  It is recommended that legal organizations translate documents about court proceedings into Spanish so that Spanish-speaking clients can understand legal terminology.  Undocumented Latinos may face additional immigration consequences because the legal representation that Latino/A clients receive in this jurisdiction does not have a cultural and immigration background.  A number of models of legal aid delivery have emerged, including mandatory lawyers, community legal clinics and lawyers` compensation for cases involving persons eligible for legal aid. More informal or general legal advice and assistance may also be provided free of charge or at low cost, for example through legal centres (United Kingdom), community law centres (Australia) or various other organisations offering various forms of legal aid inside and outside the courts. In 2003, a study was published that linked civil legal aid to a significant decline in rates of intimate partner violence (IPA).  LSC-funded programs closed 120,944 cases of domestic violence in 2017 alone.
 In the ten years since this study, much research has taken shape to examine the positive effects of legal aid in civil matters. Studies have shown that legal aid offers benefits such as reducing homelessness as well as the need for emergency shelter by reducing evictions. Over the past two decades, civil legal aid services have been shown to save the homes of more than 6,000 tenants in New York City, according to a 1996 study by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.  Due to the fragmented nature of LA in the United States, cost-benefit analyses are often country-specific. A 2010 paper that collected several other studies found that the benefits go beyond reducing rates of domestic violence, noting that access to help also provides more funds to a state by providing individuals with federal benefits, protecting children, and supporting certain groups such as the elderly and veterans who are often exploited.  An ABA Day report in Washington lists a state-to-state cost-benefit analysis that showed a return on investment of up to 9:1 in Alabama in 2015.  It wasn`t until 1964 that the U.S. government finally supported Equal Justice Under Law by providing federal funding for civil legal aid to low-income individuals. As part of the war on poverty in the 1960s, the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) was created. Based on an overhaul of the general guidelines on legal services, federal funds would be available for the first time to fund certain services for the poor in all areas of civil law and to promote reforms in legal practice and administration. Under these OJ guidelines, hundreds of legal services programs have received federal grants from the BIE.
Major changes in the legal situation of low-income people across the country can now be observed. Political controversies soon followed with tensions over limiting public funding and the activities of legal services programs. This led to another new approach to protecting legal aid from policy by independently creating a “legal services corporation” separate from the OPA. It would receive funds from Congress and distribute them to various independent local legal services programs. After much debate and compromise, the Act respecting the Société des services juridiques was finally adopted on July 25, 1974. With a minimal access plan, the Legal Services Corporation quickly established a mission to increase funding levels while funding new programs in previously new parts of the country. Legal aid is actually provided by the provincial government, as part of the provincial government`s responsibility for the administration of justice.  For example, Legal Aid Ontario provides legal services to residents of Ontario, the Legal Services Society provides them to residents of British Columbia, and the Commission des services juridiques does the same in the province of Quebec. In Denmark, applicants must meet the following criteria to obtain legal aid in civil matters: The applicant must not exceed kr. 289,000 ($50,000) per year and the party`s claims must appear reasonable. In criminal cases, the convicted person only has to pay the costs if he or she has a large fixed income – in order to avoid a relapse.  The Office of Civil Legal Aid does not provide direct legal aid, but contracts with the Northwest Justice Project, a non-profit organization that operates a free national legal advice, education and referral system called CLEAR (18883877111) and operates 17 legal aid offices and provides an Internet-based self-help resource centre called WashingtonLawHelp.org.