MEDIA ADVISORY: LSC Board to Meet April 24-25

April 21, 2009

April 21, 2009


Washington, DC -- The Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation will meet in Portland, Ore., on April 24 and 25. The board will visit Legal Aid Services of Oregon, a statewide program, at its Portland office, and convene meetings of board committees.

Chief Justice Paul De Muniz of the Oregon Supreme Court and Gerry Gaydos, president of the Oregon State Bar Association, will speak at a luncheon reception on April 24. At the reception, lawyers George Galloway, Lisa Neal-Graves, Paul Saucy and Evans Van Buren and U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Elizabeth Perris will be honored for their pro bono work on behalf of clients of Legal Aid Services of Oregon.

The board meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 319 Southwest Pine Street, in Portland.

The Legal Services Corporation is a federally funded nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting equal access to justice and to providing high-quality legal assistance to low-income individuals and families. LSC funds 137 civil legal aid programs with more than 920 offices across the nation

Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is an independent nonprofit established by Congress in 1974 to provide financial support for civil legal aid to low-income Americans. The Corporation currently provides funding to 134 independent non-profit legal aid programs in every state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.