September 22, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, DC - The Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) elected Michael D. McKay, a member of the Board since 2003, as vice chairman on September 21.
Mr. McKay, who chairs the Finance Committee of the LSC Board, is a founding partner of McKay Chadwell, PLLC, in Seattle. From 1989 to 1993, he served as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, in Seattle.
Lillian R. BeVier, a University of Virginia law professor who had served as vice chair, resigned August 24 after serving six years on the Board. At the September 21 meeting, the Board approved a resolution honoring Professor BeVier for her distinguished service and tireless efforts on behalf of equal access to justice in the nation.
LSC is the single largest provider of civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in the nation. Established by Congress in 1974, LSC operates as a nonprofit organization to promote equal access to justice and to ensure the provision of high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans.