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.

Litigants Without Lawyers: Four State Supreme Court Justices Brief Senate Staff

WASHINGTON – A Senate briefing on the problems posed by the millions of pro se litigants crowding America’s state courts will feature four state supreme court chief justices on April 15.

“Litigants Without Lawyers: Equal Justice Under Threat in State Courts” panel includes: Texas Chief Justice Nathan Hecht, Florida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, Tennessee Chief Justice Sharon Lee, and Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton Jr. The discussion will be moderated by Legal Services Corporation (LSC) President James J. Sandman.