Board of Directors Meeting | Austin, TX | January 2014

February 6, 2014

Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown 

500 North Interstate 35 

Austin, Texas 78701 

Phone: (512) 480-8181 

Board Book and Supplemental Materials

Meeting Notices

Meeting Transcripts

Certified Meeting Minutes

Meeting Resolutions 



Photo Gallery

Board Book and Supplemental Materials

Public access is provided by LSC to non-confidential materials considered by the Board of Directors and its committees during open session meetings.

Board Book for January 23-25 Meetings of the Board of Directors and Its Committees


Presentation by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Client Board Member to LSC Board

Meeting Notices

Sunshine Act Meeting of the Board of Directors and its Six Committees

General Counsel's Closed Session Certification Letters

Institutional Advancement Committee Meeting - 1/24/2014

Board of Directors Meeting - 1/25/2014

Meeting Transcripts

Board Meeting

Institutional Advancement Committee

Delivery of Legal Services Committee

Governance & Performance Committee

Audit Committee

Finance Committee

Operations and Regs Part 1

Operations and Regs Part 2

Certified Meeting Minutes

Finance Committee January 23, 2014
Delivery of Legal Services Committee January 24, 2014


The LSC Board of Directors adopts resolutions to establish and revise policies, to approve funding requests, to create task forces, to recognize and express appreciation for distinguished service to the Corporation or extraordinary support for the Corporation’s goals and mission, and other similarly significant actions.

Resolution Number Date Title
2014-001 01-25-2014 Consolidated Operating Budget for FY 2014
2014-002 01-25-2014 Adopting Revisions to LSC's Employee Handbook
2014-003 01-25-2014 Supporting Management's Revisions to the LSC Performance Management Policy
2014-004 01-25-2014 Adopting a Whistleblower Policy
2014-005 01-25-2014

Amending the LSC Bylaws to Prohibit Non-Director Members of Board Committees from Counting Towards a Committee Quorum


Closing Remarks, Pro Bono Awards Reception by LSC Chairman John Levi at Board of Directors Meeting Austin, TX, January 2014


Decades of Service -  Texas Access to Justice Foundation panel discussion 

Texas Access To Justice Foundation's Decades of Service, a panel discussion co-hosted by the Legal Services Corporation, LBJ Library Future Forum, and the State Bar of Texas on January 23, 2014, in Austin, TX.


Hosted by the Supreme Court of Texas on January 24, 2014, in Austin. The LSC panel began with remarks by Chief Justice Hecht, Texas Law School Dean Ward Farnsworth, and LSC Board Chairman John G. Levi. Joining Chief Justice Hecht in a panel discussion of "The Importance of Access to Justice to the Judiciary": Judge Robin Green, Arkansas Nineteenth West Judicial Circuit; Judge Priscilla Owen, United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit; Justice John Pelander, Arizona Supreme Court; Judge Jay C. Zainey, United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana; Justice Laurie D. Zelon, California Court of Appeal, Second District.Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, vice chair of the LSC Board, moderated the panel.

LSC's Texas Technology Panel - Technology Innovations Facilitating Access to Justice

Hosted by the Supreme Court of Texas on January 24, 2014, an LSC panel discussion among executive directors and lawyers from LSC grantees and others in the legal aid community on how technological innovations can facilitate access to justice. Panelists: Elliott Fontenette, Staff Attorney, Texas Legal Services Center; Sonia Lopez, Managing Attorney, Lone Star Legal Aid; Vince Morris, Director, Arkansas Legal Services Partnership, Arkansas Pro Bono Partnership; Alison Paul, Executive Director, Montana Legal Services Association; Glenn Rawdon, Program Counsel, Legal Services Corporation; Diana C. White, Executive Director, LAF (Legal Aid Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago). LSC President James J. Sandman moderated the panel.


Luncheon on January 24, 2014, with Keynote Speaker Harriet Miers, former White House Counsel


Photo Gallery

The LSC Board and senior staffers met with the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono & Publice Service for a briefing over breakfast (from left to right): LSC Vice President for Grants Management Lynn Jennings; Steve Scudder, Committee Counsel, ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono & Public Service; LSC Board member Gloria Valencia-Weber
At the breakfast briefing: LSC Board member Victor B. Maddox and Mary K. Ryan, Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono & Public Service
At the breakfast briefing: LSC Board Chair John G. Levi; LSC President James J. Sandman; William Woodward, Senior Fellow at Santa Clara University School of Law

Texas Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht welcomed panelists and audience members to the Supreme Court of Texas Courtroom on a morning when much of Austin was closed by an ice storm

University of Texas Law School Dean Ward Farnsworth delivered welcoming remarks before the panel discussions

John Levy

LSC Board Chair John G. Levi discussed the growing crisis in civil legal aid—in Texas and across the country—in his opening remarks. 
Locke Lord partner and former White House Counsel Harriet Miers delivered the kenote speech at the LSC Board luncheon
The Texas Access to Justice Foundation 30th Anniversary Panel at the LBJ Presidential Library included (from left to right): moderator Elizabeth Christian, President, Elizabeth Christian & Associates; Harvard Law Dean and LSC Vice Chair Martha Minow; Texas Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht; and Rep. Pete Gallego, 23rd District of Texas
Rep. Pete Gallego, 23rd District of Texas, took part in the Pro Bono Service Awards reception at the LBJ Presidential Library
Recipients of the Pro Bono Service Award from LSC and the Texas Access to Justice Foundation (from left to right): Richard L. Tate, Eduardo V. Rodriquez, Bruce Moseley, Jane S. Shin, Christopher V. Bacon, Sally L. Crawford