MEDIA ADVISORY: LSC Board to Meet September 8

September 3, 2009

September 3, 2009


Washington, DC -- The Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation will meet by telephone at 2 p.m. on September 8.

The Board will take up the Corporation's proposed 2009 Justice Gap Report and will consider whether to establish a search committee for the next president of the Corporation, according to the Board's agenda.

Members of the news media and the public who wish to attend the meeting may join members of the Corporation's staff in the 3rd floor Conference Room of the Corporation, located at 3333 K St., NW, Washington, D.C. Persons who wish to listen by telephone may follow the instructions published in the Federal Register:

The Corporation is the single largest funder of civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families across the nation, operating as a federally-funded nonprofit organization that promotes equal access to justice. The Corporation funds 137 nonprofit civil legal aid programs with more than 900 offices to ensure the provision of high-quality legal assistance to the poor.

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.