Supplemental Disaster Funding Bill Includes $1 Million for LSC

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)

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)

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

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 >

“The Threat to Justice for All, and Why You Should Care About It” - a speech by LSC President Jim Sandman (video)

On November 2, 2012, LSC President Jim Sandman was the featured speaker at the City Club of Cleveland 's Friday Forum. His topic was “The Threat to Justice for All, and Why You Should Care About It.” The City Club of Cleveland is the longest uninterrupted independent forum series in... Continue reading >

LSC Board Adopts Strategic Plan for 2012-2016

At its October 2012 meeting, LSC's Board of Directors adopted a 2012-2016 strategic plan. See the 2012-2016 strategic plan... Continue reading >

"Now More than Ever: Marshaling Pro Bono Resources for People in Poverty" -- A Harvard Law forum on the Pro Bono Task Force report.

A celebration of the release of the new report of the LSC Board's Pro Bono Task Force will take place today at Harvard Law School. The program will include discussion of the findings and recommendations by a panel of task force members . Video of the event will be available next week... Continue reading >

Pro Bono Task Force Report Now Available

A Pro Bono Task Force convened by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Board of Directors released its flagship report today during an event at the U.S.Capitol Visitors’ Center. Speaking at the event were: The Honorable Frank Wolf (R-Virginia), Chairman, House Appropriations Subcommittee on... Continue reading >

Access to Justice webinar series for librarians - Sept. 13 & 27, Oct. 11 & Nov. 1

Libraries and Access to Justice Webinar Series About the Series With a surge in the number of people seeking assistance for issues with a legal dimension, partnerships between access to justice organizations and the libraries in their communities are more important than ever. With funding from a... Continue reading >

Read the Latest Issue of LSC Updates

The latest issue of LSC Updates includes: Funding Cuts Expected to Reduce Staff Positions at LSC-funded Programs LSC Board Holds Second Forum on the State of Civil Legal Assistance, Honors Lawyers for pro bono, at Ann Arbor Meeting Techology Summit Spurs Ideas for Expanding Access to Justice Public... Continue reading >