FOIA: Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) gives any person the right to request access to federal agency records or information. 

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Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which was enacted in 1966, gives any person the right to request access to federal agency records or information. All agencies of the United States government are required to disclose records upon receiving a written request for them, except for those records that are protected from disclosure by the FOIA. While LSC is not an agency of the U.S. government, it is subject to the FOIA, and must release records to requestors unless the records are protected from disclosure under a FOIA exemption.

FOIA Contacts

Below is a description and contact information for each FOIA contact at LSC.

Submit a FOIA Request to LSC

  • Submit by Traditional Letter
  • Submit by Email
  • Submit by Fax
  • Submit Electronically

Mail your FOIA request to:

Cheryl DuHart, FOIA Analyst
Office of Legal Affairs
Legal Services Corporation
3333 K St NW
Washington, DC 20007

Email your FOIA request to FOIA@lsc.gov

Fax your FOIA request to (202) 337-6519, addressed to Cheryl Duhart, FOIA Analyst

Submit your FOIA request electronically by submitting a FOIA Request Electronic Submission Form.

Submit a FOIA Request to LSC’s Office of Inspector General

  • Submit by Traditional Letter
  • Submit by Email
  • Submit by Fax
  • Submit Electronically

Mail your FOIA Request to:

FOIA Officer, Office of the Inspector General
Legal Services Corporation
3333 K St NW
Washington, DC 20007

Email your FOIA request to FOIA@oig.lsc.gov

Fax your FOIA request to (202) 337-6616, addressed to FOIA Officer

Submit your FOIA request electronically by submitting a FOIA Request Electronic Submission Form.

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What to Include in Your FOIA Request

All FOIA Requests should include:

  • Requestor’s name*
  • Requestor’s email address*
  • Requestor’s mailing address
  • Requestor’s phone number
  • A detailed description of the records sought*

(*mandatory fields)

Status of 2021 FOIA Requests

Requestors can track the status of their requests here.  

FOIA Request Archives

Interested parties can find prior year FOIA requests and responses in the FOIA Requests Archives.. 

FOIA Reports

The FOIA requires LSC to submit an Annual Report and a Chief FOIA Officer Report to the Attorney General each year.

FOIA Appeal Opinion Letters

Under LSC’s regulations, any person whose written request has been denied is entitled to appeal the denial within 90 days of the date of the response.

FOIA Public Reading Room

The FOIA requires certain kinds of documents to be made available to the public for inspection and copying.  Please check our Public Reading Room before filing your FOIA request.

Feedback Form

Please use this form to provide feedback on how LSC could better serve your FOIA request or improve our FOIA web page.

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