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Notes from Hackcess to Justice 2014: Day Two

5.2.2013
The #HackcesstoJustice 2014 competition at Suffolk University Law School will end today at 5:00 pm with a five minute presentation by each team to the judges (the presentations are open to the public). In evaluating the products of the teams, the judges will be looking a several factors. First and... Continue reading >

New York Times Article Highlights Consequences for Individuals Facing Civil Matters Without Legal Help

3.18.2013
Fifty years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Gideon v. Wainwright that an individual accused of a crime has a constitutional right to counsel even if they cannot afford to pay an attorney.. But what happens to poor people facing grave outcomes in civil matters? As part of its coverage of... Continue reading >

In New Orleans, LSC convenes fourth Forum on the State of Civil Legal Assistance in the United States

2.12.2013
Justices, judges and a panel of disaster experts addressed the LSC Board of Directors on January 25 at the fourth LSC Board-sponsored Forum on The State of Civil Legal Assistance. The forum, held at the Louisiana Supreme Court building, was convened in conjunction with the board’s quarterly... Continue reading >

Current Issue of LSC Updates features news on Sandy recovery, tech resources, grant opportunities & more

2.12.2013
The February 2013 issue of LSC Updates is now posted, and it's bursting with information: Supplemental Disaster Funding Includes $1 Million for LSC NJ and NY Programs Busy Helping Hurricane Sandy Survivors 13th TIG Conference Draws Record Attendance TIG Application Cycle to Open Soon Harvard... Continue reading >

Client Income Eligibility Standards updated for 2013

1.31.2013
Each year, LSC publishes Appendix A to 45 CFR Part 1611, which provides client income-eligibility standards based on the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) most recent federal poverty guidelines. On January 24, 2013, DHHS released the 2013 federal poverty data, and we are... Continue reading >

New Video Highlights Critical Role of Legal Aid in Disaster Recovery

1.9.2013
Did you know that when disaster strikes, LSC-funded legal aid offices work with state and local bar associations and pro bono attorneys to provide a critical element of disaster recovery? This five-minute video by the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division , and featuring LSC... Continue reading >

Supplemental Disaster Funding Bill Includes $1 Million for LSC

12.19.2012
This week, the Senate is considering a $60.4 million emergency disaster supplemental funding bill to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy in the recovery efforts. The bill includes $1 million for LSC, to support LSC grantees in the areas significantly affected by Hurricane Sandy for storm-related... Continue reading >

New Issue of LSC Updates Now Available (Dec, 17)

12.17.2012
Here's what you will find in the new issue of LSC Updates : Supplemental Disaster Aid Includes $1 Million for LSC Levi Addresses NLADA Civil Caucus LSC Board Vice-Chair Martha Minow Receives Prestigious International Award for Leadership and Advocacy LSC Appoints Chief Information Officer... Continue reading >

New Issue of LSC Updates Now Available (Nov. 8)

11.8.2012
The November 8, 2012 issue of our electronic newsletter, LSC Updates , is now available. Contents include: Chairman Wolf Commends Pro Bono Recommendations Judges, Veterans Experts Address LSC Board at North Carolina Forum Congressman Conyers Applauds Legal Aid and Defender Association Technology... Continue reading >

At Third Forum on the State of Legal Assistance, Judges Discuss Access to Justice in the Southeast, Board Hears Update on Legal Needs of Veterans

11.7.2012
DURHAM, N.C. -- On October 1, five distinguished jurists discussed the role of legal aid in the administration of justice, and experts provided an update on the civil legal needs of veterans. Both panels were part of a forum on the state of civil legal assistance, convened by the LSC Board of... Continue reading >

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