Rulemaking

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Part 1638—Restrictions on Solicitation (2023)
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Oct. 25, 2023)

Deadline

The comments period closed on December 26, 2023.

Summary

This proposed rule revises the Legal Services Corporation (LSC or Corporation) regulation prohibiting solicitation of clients. LSC proposes to add definitions for “communicate” and “communication,” revise the existing text to make language more active, and clarify how recipients may interact with client-eligible individuals. The main goal of these revisions is to formalize the interpretations that the Office of Legal Affairs has issued over the past several years, making clear that recipients may inform client eligible individuals about their rights and responsibilities and provide them with information about the recipient's intake process, as well as how recipients may relay that information without violating either LSC's Fiscal Year 1996 appropriations statute or LSC's regulations.

The text of the proposed revisions to the rule with supplementary information and instructions for commenting are available in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking at 88 Fed. Reg. 73,303 or through the link below.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Elijah Johnson, Assistant General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007; (202) 295–1638 (phone), or johnsone@lsc.gov.

Comments—The comment period closed on December 26, 2023.

Deadline

The deadline for comments was December 26, 2023.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Elijah Johnson, Assistant General Counsel, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20007; (202) 295–1638 (phone), or johnsone@lsc.gov.