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Technology Summit Report Now Available in Web-Friendly Format

9.1.2015
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

8.5.2015
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 >

Remarks by John. G. Levi at ABA House of Delegates

8.4.2015
John G Levi ABA House of Delegates
LSC Board Chair John G. Levi speaks at the ABA House of Delegates in Chicago, IL. So if lawyers, those privileged to hold the law degree and formal training we all possess and who are, therefore, thought to know best, do not raise their voices and shout from the mountain tops when the funding is... Continue reading >

"We Need Technology & Paraprofessionals"

8.1.2015
James Sandman
Before joining LSC, Sandman served as president of the District of Columbia bar from 2006-2007, and from 2007 to 2011, Sandman served as general counsel for the District of Columbia Public Schools. He earned his J.D. at University of Pennsylvania Law School, which honored him with its Howard... Continue reading >

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 >

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