LSC Opioid Task Force to Hold First Field Hearing

More than two million Americans are living with an opioid-related substance disorder. A wide range of civil legal issues are linked to such disorders, including issues of child custody/guardianship, health benefits, domestic violence, housing, employment, and child abuse and neglect. LSC's new... Continue reading >

Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan's Domestic Violence Bill Becomes Law

President Trump signed into law today a bill created by Senator Dan Sullivan that will expand the current Alaska program encouraging pro bono assistance to victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault. Sullivan's "POWER Act" requires chief judges across the country to hold events... Continue reading >

Rep. Kennedy Joins Coach Harbaugh and LSC Chair John Levi on Podcast

Massachusetts Represenative Joe Kennedy III recently joined LSC Chair John G. Levi on University of Michigan Head Football Coach Jim Harbaugh's podcast . Harbaugh is a member of LSC's Leaders Council . The discussion focused on supporting legal services for all and the difference legal aid makes in... Continue reading >

LSC Chair John G. Levi Discusses Legal Services on Legal Talk Network Podcast

LSC Chair John G. Levi recently joined the ABA's Marty Balogh, performers E. Faye Butler and Zachary Stevenson, and the Honorable Lora J. Livingston, judge of the 261st District Court in Travis County, Texas on Legal Talk Network's On the Road podcast . Podcast host Laurence Colletti led a... Continue reading >

Opening Remarks by LSC Board Chair John G. Levi | Board of Directors Meeting

Good morning. I am John Levi and it is my distinct privilege to serve as the 10th Chairman of the Board of the Legal Services Corporation. Thank you for joining us for this important Forum on a core American value — access to justice. We are happy to be here at the Idaho State Capitol and to have... Continue reading >

Remarks by LSC Board Chair John G. Levi | Pro Bono Reception

Good evening. I am John Levi, the 10 th Chair of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation, and it is my pleasure on behalf of the Board to welcome you all to this reception. This evening, we recognize a former Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court, a leading law firm, as well as... Continue reading >

Remarks by John G. Levi at ABA House of Delegates

Good morning. Thank you, Madam Chair, for that warm introduction. It is a privilege to address the ABA’s House of Delegates and to do so still as the 10th Chair of the Legal Services Corporation. Thank you to Hilarie Bass for being such a strong partner with LSC this year, as I know Bob Carlson... Continue reading >

Senate Appropriations Provides $410 Million For LSC

Yesterday the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) appropriations bill for FY 2019. The bill includes $410 million for LSC, the same level as in FY 2018. In May, the House Appropriations Committee also approved $410 million for LSC. This... Continue reading >

National Law Journal Op-Ed Highlights New LSC Task Forces

LSC Board Chair John G. Levi and LSC Leaders Council Co-Chairs Kenneth C. Frazier, Merck Chair and CEO, and Harriet Miers, former White House Counsel and Locke Lorde partner, recently penned an op-ed in the National Law Journal, "Meeting the Challenge of the Legal Aid Crisis." The piece explains... Continue reading >

The Future Is Now: Legal Services

I join the Chief in using the traditional, low-tech podium. Good morning and thank you for that introduction, Jayne. I also want to thank the Illinois Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism for inviting me to speak today. Justice Kilbride, judges of Illinois courts, distinguished guests, it... Continue reading >