The Brand New LSC Website

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When the right to a lawyer applies only if you have money | Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Bangor Daily News

Contributed photo Heather Denkmire
I’m not rich myself, but I come from privilege. If I were to find myself in a situation in which legal assistance would be useful, I have options. I have friends who are attorneys and other friends who know attorneys who could help. I have family members who would help with legal fees, if it came... Continue reading >

Technology Summit Report Now Available in Web-Friendly Format

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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 >