Legal Services Corporation

The Legal Services Corporation is the single largest funder of civil legal services in the nation. Established by Congress, LSC operates as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. The grants are awarded to nonprofit legal aid programs in every state, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. The legal aid programs address the civil legal needs of the elderly, veterans and military families, victims of domestic violence, people with disabilities, tenants and homeowners facing foreclosure or eviction, victims of natural disasters, and others.

Law Day 2015 | Statement of John G. Levi, Chairman, Board of Directors, Legal Services Corporation

Every year on May 1, Americans observe Law Day, celebrating the country’s commitment to the rule of law, and this year’s theme focusing on the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta is particularly appropriate since many regard the Great Charter to be the foundation for the rule of law in the English-speaking world.

At the Legal Services Corporation we are also marking another milestone, the 40th anniversary of our founding, and LSC’s mission to help provide equal access to justice is essential to the rule of law.