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

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

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

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 >

LSC Chairman Levi Receives 2014 University of Rochester Distinguished Alumnus Award

John G. Levi, chairman of the Legal Services Corporation Board of Directors and a partner in the firm of Sidley Austin LLP, was honored with a 2014 University of Rochester Distinguished Alumnus Award "for his outstanding career achievements and his generous service to his country, his... Continue reading >

Panel: Rethinking Legal Aid | LSCs 40th Anniversary Conference

Panel Presentations: Rethinking Legal Aid Studies consistently show that the current system for providing legal aid in the United States addresses only 20% of the civil legal needs of low-income Americans, and LSC’s “ Justice Gap ” reports showed that only half of the people who... Continue reading >

LSC's 40th Anniversary Conference Photo Gallery

LSC 40th Anniversary Kick-Off Conference Photo Gallery from Legal Services Corporation Click to view videos of 40th Anniversary Conference Continue reading >

LSC Board of Directors Meeting Des Moines, Iowa July 2014

LSC Board met July 20-22 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins and Judge Robert W. Pratt of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa joined Supreme Court justices from five other states at Drake Law School in Des Moines on July 21 for panel... Continue reading >

Connecticut TIGs Enhance State's Web-Based Legal Resources

Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut recently completed two Technology Initiative Grants (TIGs) to increase the quality and quantity of web-based legal information and tools available throughout the state. The first project developed an online classroom module in Drupal that allows statewide... Continue reading >

Sandman, Rawdon Highlight Use of Technology to Aid Self-Represented Litigants

WASHINGTON, DC – LSC President Jim Sandman and Program Counsel for Technology Glenn Rawdon discuss how technology can help address the problems posed by the increasing number of self-represented litigants in the recently released Trends in State Courts 2014 . Their article in the National... Continue reading >

Litigants without Lawyers: Equal Justice under Threat in State Courts

WASHINGTON-- LSC hosted a congressional briefing on May 21 at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill. Chief Justice Nathan Hecht of the Supreme Court of Texas, and Justices Jess Dickinson of Mississippi, Janice Holder of Tennessee, and Carol Hunstein of Georgia discussed the growing... Continue reading >