LSC Rulemaking

This page contains LSC's open rulemakings considered pursuant to LSC's rulemaking protocol.

Instructions for submitting comments are provided in the published notices below.

45 CFR Part 1609—Fee-Generating Cases

Part 1609 contains LSC’s guidelines describing when recipients may use LSC funds to take fee-generating cases. LSC proposes three primary revisions to the current rule: 1) revise the definition of “fee-generating case” to make clear that such cases are ones in which an attorney may reasonably expect to receive a fee from an award to a client; 2) clarify that “fee-generating case” does not include advice or brief services provided by a recipient to preserve rights while the individual seeks counsel or to help an individual develop a statement of facts to present to a private attorney who may take the case; and 3) clarify that attorneys’ fees paid to a recipient attorney in the recipient attorney’s own name must be remitted to the recipient if the case was handled using LSC funds.

Comments must be received by LSC by March 15, 2017 to be considered. Please contact Stefanie K. Davis (; 202-295-1563) if you have questions or need additional information.

Cost Standards and Property Management, Acquisition, and Disposal—45 CFR Part 1630 and the Property Acquisition and Management Manual

Information about this rulemaking and the related workshops appears at the Rulemaking—Cost Standards and Property Management, Acquisition, and Disposal webpage.

45 CFR Parts 1610, 1627, and 1630 - Use of Non-LSC Funds, Transfer of LSC Funds, Program Integrity; Subgrants and Membership Fees or Dues; Cost Standards and Procedures

LSC adopted revisions to these rules that are effective on April 1, 2017.  

Final Rule

Final Rule Consideration

Board Consideration of Final Rule—January 26–28, 2017

Board Briefing on Revisions to Final Rule—November 22, 2016

Operations & Regulations Committee Consideration of Final Rule—October 16, 2016 

Further Proposed Rulemaking (FNPRM)—April 2016

FNPRM Comments

Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)—April 2015

NPRM Comments