LSC engages in several programs and initiatives to help improve our civil legal aid problem in America.
Justice Gap Research
LSC’s Justice Gap Research advance our commitment to funding civil legal assistance for Americans who would be otherwise unable to afford it by providing high-quality data about the gap between the need for civil legal assistance and its availability in low-income America.
Rural Summer Legal Corps
Launched in the summer of 2016, the Rural Summer Legal Corps is a privately funded initiative to connect law students with legal aid programs in the common pursuit of better addressing the civil legal needs of rural communities.
Public Library Initiative
LSC and its partner, OCLC, have designed and delivered a free national online training program on civil legal information and services for public library staff.
Statewide Website Evaluation Project
With generous funding from the Ford Foundation, LSC led a large-scale assessment of the quality and usability of state and territory legal information websites across the country.
The Effect of State & Local Laws on Evictions
A congressionally-directed study to investigate evictions as a legal process and the scope of unmet legal needs involving eviction at the state and local level.