Press Event: Tonko, Sandman and LASNNY Announce #LSCPBIF Grant

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New York Congressman Paul Tonko, LSC President Jim Sandman with Lillian Moy, and Tom O'Connor at press event on Oct. 2 in Albany, NY announcing Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY)'s $362,559 Pro Bono Innovation Fund Grant that will expand service to low-income people in rural areas... Continue reading >

Presidential Memorandum on White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (LAIR)

On September 24 th , President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum formally establishing the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (LAIR). Continue reading >

National Celebration of Pro Bono Week: October 25-31

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The ABA's Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service has succeeded in focusing a spotlight on pro bono service over the past seven years. The Celebration of Pro Bono Service provides an opportunity for local legal aid organizations across the country to reach and serve more clients using... Continue reading >

Notice to All Interested Parties: Availability of 2016 Competitive Grant Funds for the Provision of Civil Legal Services in Southeastern Michigan

Competitive grant funds for the provision of civil legal aid to eligible low-income people in southeastern Michigan is available. We intend to award grants in January 2016. Continue reading >

John Levi: "On Legal Services for the Poor"

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LSC Board Chair John Levi discusses the mission and importance of LSC in an article in the Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences . Click to read the full article: On Legal Services For The Poor Continue reading >

The Brand New LSC Website

Welcome to our new website! Here’s the Who? Why? What’s new? and Where did it go? Continue reading >

When the right to a lawyer applies only if you have money | Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Bangor Daily News

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I’m not rich myself, but I come from privilege. If I were to find myself in a situation in which legal assistance would be useful, I have options. I have friends who are attorneys and other friends who know attorneys who could help. I have family members who would help with legal fees, if it came... Continue reading >

Technology Summit Report Now Available in Web-Friendly Format

This week LSC released a web-friendly version of the "Report of The Summit on the Use of Technology to Expand Access to Justice." This report is the product of a national summit convened in two parts in 2012 and 2013 to explore the best ways that technology can be leveraged to enhance access to... Continue reading >

Senator Durbin Urges Pro Bono Work - New Approaches to Closing Justice Gap

On Aug. 1 at the American Bar Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill. shed light on the problem of access to justice in America and challenged members of the legal profession to contribute more to improving the delivery of legal services in the United States. Illinois... Continue reading >