I worked in the legal aid sector for many years. I applaud what Ms. Herrera is doing to provide lawyers for the poor. However, the self-help legal model does not work. Poor people cannot be given a few hours of counseling and then be sent into court to represent themselves effectively against powerful law firms, or even against one educated attorney. So while I am pleased to see new ways being developed for lawyers to actually represent poor people, I cringe when I see some of that effort and money going into the empty promise that self-help clinics hold out to desperate people.
It sounds like you either did not read the article, or you did not understand it. Breaking laws?? This is a serious accusation -- and baseless. If you are having trouble making a living, you should examine your own attitude. Sensitivity to others and being charitable are assets.