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Veterans Pro Bono Grant Program

7.28.2015
Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is currently soliciting 2016 proposals for competitive grant funds under the Veterans Pro Bono Program. LSC seeks proposals from: Non-profit organizations that provide free legal assistance to low-income individuals or the provision of free services to veterans; or... Continue reading >

Remarks by John G. Levi | Omaha News Conference

7.23.2015
LSC Board Chair John G. Levi at Omaha News Conference. I am delighted to be here today to formally introduce these important grants from LSC’s Midwestern Legal Disaster Coordination Fund to Legal Aid of Nebraska and Iowa Legal Aid. The projects they will fund should help to bolster and expand the... Continue reading >

U.S. needs renewal of a core value: access to justice

7.17.2015
This article originally appeared in MinnPost A veteran in Minneapolis receiving less than $800 a month in income from Social Security was forced into homelessness by a $200-a-month child-support payment in Indiana. He was referred to Central Minnesota Legal Services (CMLS) by his homeless shelter... Continue reading >

Op-Ed | U.S. Needs Renewal of a Core Value: Access to Justice

7.17.2015
Scales of Justice
A veteran in Minneapolis receiving less than $800 a month in income from Social Security was forced into homelessness by a $200-a-month child-support payment in Indiana. He was referred to Central Minnesota Legal Services (CMLS) by his homeless shelter. A CMLS lawyer discovered that the child-... Continue reading >

Justice Gap: The American Lawyer’s 'Big Law and Legal Aid'

6.29.2015
cover image The American Lawyer
Big Law is flourishing, yet legal aid is in crisis. Isn’t it time for more of the nation’s biggest firms and wealthiest lawyers to pledge serious money? This article does a great job of articulating the challenge of the justice gap in civil legal aid and the role that large law firms do and do not... Continue reading >

Legends in the Law: James J. Sandman

5.4.2015
Legends in the Law: James J. Sandman From Washington Lawyer, May 2015 By David O’Boyle James J. Sandman has had a long, varied career in private practice and public service. A graduate of Boston College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Sandman clerked for Judge Max Rosenn of the... Continue reading >

ABA Honors Pine Tree Legal, AppalReD Leaders with Grassroots Advocacy Award

4.17.2015
WASHINGTON – Nan Heald, executive director of Pine Tree Legal Assistance, and John M. Rosenberg, former director of the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky (AppalReD) received the ABA’s Grassroots Advocacy Award at a Washington, DC reception on April 15. Patricia E. Apy,... Continue reading >

Funding Civil Legal Aid: A Bipartisan Issue

4.14.2015
by Sharon Browne and Martha Minow This article was originally published as guest commentary in the The Hill's Congress Blog . Although our economy is improving, the experiences of many truly poor people in this country remain very challenging. The legal rights of low-income Americans struggling... Continue reading >

LSC Releases Revised Technology Baselines for Legal Services

4.10.2015
LSC has updated its publication Technologies That Should Be in Place in a Legal Aid Office Today , often referred to as the LSC Technology Baselines. The updated Baselines demonstrate LSC's ongoing commitment to improving technology across grantee organizations. TIG staff worked closely with key... Continue reading >

LSC's Annual Black History Month Celebration | A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture

4.2.2015
“The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) hosted the Annual Black History Month celebration on February 19 th . The theme was “2015: A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture” and featured guest speaker Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of The Children’s Defense... Continue reading >

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