April 29, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, DC -- The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced today that its Board of Directors has initiated a search for a new president. Board Chairman John G. Levi of Chicago is overseeing the nationwide search.
LSC has posted a "Request for Proposals for Executive Search Services in Connection With the Hiring of an LSC President" on the Corporation's website. Executive search firms are asked to file their proposals by May 24. Click here to download the Request for Proposals.
"The Board of Directors wishes to engage an Executive Search Firm to assist it with developing a search strategy and identifying appropriate candidates for consideration to be LSC's next President," the Request for Proposals says.
The LSC Board has created a five-member Search Committee that will be supplemented by an Advisory Committee whose members have expertise in providing civil legal assistance to low-income Americans.
The Search Committee members, in addition to LSC Chairman Levi, are LSC Vice Chair Martha Minow and Board members Charles Keckler, Victor Maddox and Laurie Mikva.
Members of the Advisory Committee are: Frank B. Strickland and Douglas S. Eakeley, both former LSC Board Chairmen; LaVeeda Morgan Battle, a former LSC Board Vice Chair; Robert E. Stein, Chairman of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, and Deierdre L. Weir, Chair of the Civil Policy Group at the National Legal Aid & Defender Association.
LSC is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation funded by Congress that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants to 136 independent nonprofit legal aid providers across the nation. The Corporation is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for the poor.