Video: Father Pius Pietrzyk Discusses His New Role as LSC Board Vice Chair

Father Pius Pietrzyk, O.P., has been appointed as LSC’s new Vice Chair. He succeeds Martha Minow, former Dean of Harvard Law School and the school’s current 300 th Anniversary University Professor. Father Pius has served on LSC Board of Director since 2010. He has regularly moderated panel... Continue reading >

A Tribute to Iowa Chief Justice Mark Cady

Video of 374671718 LSC is saddened by the passing of Iowa Chief Justice Mark Cady, who died suddenly over the weekend in Des Moines. A soft-spoken but stalwart supporter of equal access to justice, he delivered compelling remarks at an LSC forum a few years ago about the impact that underfunding... Continue reading >

Video: Representative Debbie Dingell Urges Support for Legal Aid

Re presentative Debbie Dingell (MI-12) spoke on October 25 at a luncheon sponsored by the Michigan Bar Foundation at Michigan Advocacy Program’s new offices. She discussed the need to bridge the justice gap in order to protect due process. “Access to justice is essential if we are to have due... Continue reading >

LSC Board Member Matthew Keenan Explains Legal Aid's Role in Helping Veterans

LSC Board Member Matthew Keenan recently spoke with LSC about legal aid's importance to veterans and upcoming events centered around veterans' issues. Watch his remarks below and learn more about next week's Veterans Day Forum at New York Univeristiy Law School. Video of ywwA2BqEnSM Continue reading >

Video: Congressman Theodore “Ted” Deutch Argues “An Accessible Justice System is Necessary for a Healthy Society”

Congressman Theodore “Ted” Deutch (FL-22) spoke at his alma mater, the University of Michigan Law school, on October 25 during LSC’s Access to Justice Forum . The event welcomed distinguished members of the Michigan legal community to discuss the role of legal aid in decreasing evictions and... Continue reading >

Video: LSC President, Jim Sandman Answers the Question "What Is Legal Aid?"

LSC President Jim Sandman brought the audience to their feet with his perspective on civil legal aid at the ABA Annual Conference in San Francisco on August 9, 2019. He described the grim realities of civil legal aid for low-income Americans, noting that many Americans cannot afford critical legal... Continue reading >

LSC Disaster Task Force Releases Report

The LSC Disaster Task Force released its Disaster Task Force Report today at an event on Capitol Hill. The report contains information vital for communities to respond in disaster situations and emergencies. It aims to increase awareness of civil legal aid disaster preparedness and response and... Continue reading >

Pine Tree Legal Aid Supporter Explains Why Equal Justice Before the Law is the Most Important Idea in Human History

Kevin Hancock is the CEO of Hancock Lumber, a sixth-generation company based in Casco, Maine, and a passionate advocate for access to justice. After graduating from Bowdoin College, Hancock taught and coached basketball at a postgraduate prep school. In 1991, he started working for his family’s... Continue reading >

LSC Board Chair John Levi Addresses ABA House of Delegates

LSC Board Chair John Levi addressed members of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates on August 9 in San Francisco. In his remarks, Levi welcomed four newly confirmed members of the LSC Board: Matthew Keenan, Abigail Kuzma, John Malcolm, and Frank Neuner Jr. He also advocated for an... Continue reading >

Current and Former LSC Chairs Urge Continued Advocacy for Disability Rights in Op-Ed

Current and former LSC Board Chairs John Levi and Frank Strickland penned an op-ed in the Fulton County Daily Report stressing the importance of continued advocacy for disability rights. This year marks the 20 th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in the landmark disability rights case... Continue reading >