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.

Pine Tree Legal Assistance Executive Director and Staff Talk Legal Aid Live on NPR Radio Show

Maine Calling,” a radio show on Maine’s NPR broadcasting station, featured a segment focused on LSC-grantee Pine Tree Legal Assistance (PTLA) on February 23. Representing the largest and oldest legal aid provider in Maine, PTLA executive director Nan Heald, Portland staff attorney Katie McGovern, and website coordinator Kathleen Caldwell joined host Jennifer Rooks to speak about access to justice and civil legal aid issues in the state.