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 >

Legal Services Corporation Marks 45th Anniversary

LSC Board Chair John G. Levi issued the following statement on July 25, 2019, in recognization of LSC's 45th anniversary. Statement of John G. Levi, Chairman, Board of Directors, Legal Services Corporation, on LSC’s 45 th Anniversary The Legal Services Corporation Act was signed 45 years ago today... Continue reading >

LSC Holds Events to Highlight Opioid Task Force Report

The LSC Opioid Task Force’s recently released report offers recommendations on how legal aid providers can collaborate with the medical, judicial, law enforcement, and other communities to best confront the opioid crisis. The opioid epidemic has emerged as one of the most serious public health care... Continue reading >

Remarks by LSC Board Chair John G. Levi | Legal Aid Chicago Luncheon

On June 20, LSC Board Chair John G. Levi was recognized by the newly renamed Legal Aid Chicago with the Champion of Justice Award. Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker presented the award and thanked Levi for his efforts on behalf of expanding access to justice. Read Chair Levi's remarks below:... Continue reading >

Remarks by LSC Board Chair John G. Levi | Minor Wisdom Award Luncheon

On May 2, LSC Board Chair John G. Levi was recognized with the ABA's John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award . The award--named in honor of Judge John Minor Wisdom, a scholar and jurist on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit --recognizes those who have made... Continue reading >

Top Two Lessons Learned Building Upsolve

As we near the third year mark of Upsolve, I’d like to share the two most important lessons we’ve learned building our nonprofit. For background, Upsolve helps low-income families across the United States file for bankruptcy for free , using online “do it yourself” software . In the last six months... Continue reading >

Apply for LSC's Loan Repayment Assistance Program

Since 2005, LSC has made forgivable loans to attorneys employed by LSC-funded legal services programs to help them repay their law school debt. LSC's Herbert S. Garten Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) helps our grantees recruit and retain qualified attorney staff. Attorneys who are selected... Continue reading >

Law360 Spotlights LSC’s New Emerging Leader’s Council

Modeled after the Leaders Council , LSC’s new Emerging Leaders Council will bring together rising leaders from across the country with diverse backgrounds, including tech, legal, education, and business to bring attention to the crisis in civil legal aid. Paladin CEO Kristen Sonday and Bradley... Continue reading >