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LSC President Jim Sandman Delivers Keynote Address at Legal Aid Society of Cleveland's Annual Meeting

11.29.2017
LSC President Jim Sandman delivered the keynote address at Legal Aid Society of Cleveland's 112th Annual Meeting earlier this month. Hear his remarks about the vital work of legal aid organizations and why all Americans have a stake in access to justice. Video of 9yBEhAzPXj0 Continue reading >

Reps. Susan W. Brooks and Joe Kennedy III Discuss Legal Aid at Harvard Law Forum

11.14.2017
On November 6, Reps. Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) and Joe Kennedy III (D-MA), co-founders of the bipartisan Congressional Access to Legal Services Caucus, visited Harvard Law School. They discussed the importance of civil legal aid for low-income Americans, LSC's 2017 Justice Gap Report , and other... Continue reading >

Seeking Safety: Legal Aid’s Role in Responding to Domestic Violence

11.8.2017
A panel of experts discussed how legal aid programs funded by LSC assist victims of domestic violence at a congressional briefing on October 26. The briefing was held in cooperation with Representative Susan Brooks (IN-5) and Representative Joe Kennedy III (MA-4), co-founders of the Access to Civil... Continue reading >

Registration for LSC's 2018 Innovations in Technology Conference (formerly TIG Conference) is Now Open

10.23.2017
Registration for LSC's 2018 Innovations in Technology Conference is now open! After 17 years as the Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) Conference... Continue reading >

Legal Aid's Role in Disaster Relief

10.6.2017
Following the disasters of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, people face a large amount of unforeseen legal issues . Legal Services Corporation’s grantees play an important role in disaster reliefs. Legal aid organizations help homeowners qualify for relief aid, prevent foreclosures, and access... Continue reading >

Legal Hotline for Natural Disaster Survivors in Texas

10.4.2017
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid is currently operating a Disaster Assistance Hotline for survivors of Hurricane Harvey or any other disaster in Texas at 1-866-757-1570 . The organization is also hosting a website with one-page disaster recovery fact sheets and videos on a wide range of disaster recovery... Continue reading >

Representatives Voice Support for LSC on House Floor

9.13.2017
Yesterday, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced an amendment to increase LSC’s funding by $10 million during debate of the FY 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies appropriations bill. This is the first time a bipartisan amendment to increase LSC... Continue reading >

Rep. Claudia Tenney (NY-22) Joins LSC President Jim Sandman to Tour Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York

9.12.2017
Republican Representative Claudia Tenney (NY-22) recently joined LSC President Jim Sandman to visit Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York's office in Utica where she voiced her support for LSC and legal services. Read her account of the visit in her Facebook post and listen to WRVO Public Media's... Continue reading >

Out-of-State Lawyers Can Provide Help to Hurricane Harvey Victims

9.6.2017
Last week, the Texas Supreme Court issued an order allowing out-of-state lawyers to practice in Texas temporarily if they are displaced by Hurricane Harvey or volunteering to serve hurricane victims. Attorneys interested in helping should fill out a volunteer form with the Texas State Bar. The ABA... Continue reading >

Remarks by LSC Board Chair John G. Levi | House of Delegates

8.15.2017
Good morning. Thank you, Madam Chair, for giving me the honor of speaking to the ABA’s House of Delegates. I want to thank ABA President Linda Klein for being such an extraordinary partner with the Legal Services Corporation. As LSC faced a threat of defunding, Linda Klein has been such a steadfast... Continue reading >

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