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LSC President Jim Sandman Receives D.C. Bar’s 2015 Brennan Award

3.25.2015
The D.C. Bar today named Legal Services Corporation (LSC) President Jim Sandman as the 2015 recipient of its William J. Brennan Jr. Award for his commitment in pursuing equal justice and opportunity for all Americans. Sandman will be honored with a presentation on June 16 at Celebration of... Continue reading >

VIDEO: LSC’s 2015 Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) Conference Sessions

3.20.2015
The 2015 Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) Conference , held in January in San Antonio, Texas, was LSC’s most successful and well-attended technology event yet. The conference once again brought together LSC grantees and members of the technology community to explore effective uses of... Continue reading >

VIDEO: LSC Board Meeting Panels Feature Jurists, Law Students Discussing Access to Justice & Legal Aid Technology

2.26.2015
LSC's Board of Directors held their first quarterly meeting of the year on January 22-24, 2015 in Coral Gables, Florida. The meeting included panel discussions on access to justice, civil legal aid, and using innovative technology in the delivery of legal services. Using Technology to Expand... Continue reading >

Pine Tree Legal Assistance Executive Director and Staff Talk Legal Aid Live on NPR Radio Show

2.25.2015
“ Maine Calling ,” a radio show on Maine’s NPR broadcasting station , featured a segment focused on LSC-grantee Pine Tree Legal Assistance (PTLA) on February 23. Representing the largest and oldest legal aid provider in Maine, PTLA executive director Nan Heald, Portland staff... Continue reading >

Texas Chief Justice Nathan Hecht Urged Lawmakers to Support Legal Aid in State of Judiciary Address

2.20.2015
Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht called on lawmakers to continue supporting legal aid for the poor in his State of the Judiciary address on Wednesday, February 18th. “Legal aid providers help more than 100,000 families each year, yet they estimate that more than three out of... Continue reading >

Civil Legal Aid: Ensuring Equal Access to Justice

1.26.2015
(This article was originally published on the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership blog "Bridging the Divide: Trends, Topics and Tips in Medical-Legal Partnership".) - See more at: http://www.lsc.gov/media/news-items/2014/five-things-civil-legal-aid-community-can-learn-medical-... Continue reading >

Senator Angus King Encouraged Colleagues to Use Veterans Legal Help Website StatesideLegal.org

1.14.2015
. Senator Angus King (I-ME) issued a letter to his Senate colleagues in support of StatesideLegal.org , the first website in the nation to focus exclusively on federal legal rights and resources important to military veterans and their families. StatesideLegal.org is primarily run by LSC-grantee... Continue reading >

Pine Tree Legal Assistance Wins LSC Technology Initiative Grant to Help Female Veterans

12.23.2014
Maine Legal Aid Group, Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Wins LSC Technology Initiative Grant to Help Female Veterans Left: Jim Sandman, President of Legal Services Corporation, center: Sen. Angus King, right: Nan Heald, executive director of Pine Tree Legal Assistance. PORTLAND, Maine - A statewide... Continue reading >

A Year-End Message to LSC-Funded Programs From Chairman John Levi and President Jim Sandman

12.19.2014
As we commemorate this year the 40th anniversary of LSC’s founding, we want to express our gratitude for your extraordinary efforts to sustain LSC’s mission to help ensure equal access to justice. Your vital work breathes life into that mission and every year helps thousands of low-... Continue reading >

Five Things the Civil Legal Aid Community Can Learn from Medical-Legal Partnership by Jim Sandman

12.8.2014
Five Things the Civil Legal Aid Community Can Learn from Medical-Legal PartnershipMonday, December 8, 2014 Five Things the Civil Legal Aid Community Can Learn from Medical-Legal Partnership By Jim Sandman* (This article was originally published on the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership... Continue reading >

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