The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland encourages online intake, phone applications

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland encourages online intake, phone applications. All walk-in intake for Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake and Lorain Counties is suspended until further notice; neighborhood and community based legal clinics are canceled through April. The Legal Aid Society of... Continue reading >

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas announces changes to some locations

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas has closed offices in six locations and their related counties—Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, McKinney, Waxahachie, and Weatherford—through March 27 to the public in response to Gov. Greg Abbott’s state of disaster declaration. In-office appointments will only be scheduled... Continue reading >

Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy highlights LSC in remarks during Member's Day

"Thank you Chairman Serrano and Ranking Member Aderholt for convening this hearing, for listening to members, and for all of the work you and your staff are dedicating to funding so many critical programs. It wasn’t all that long ago that I found myself standing next to clients as a legal aid... Continue reading >

LSC Board, Management Leadership Approved

John G. Levi and Father Pius Pietrzyk were reelected as LSC's Chair and Vice Chair at LSC’s Board meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas, last weekend. LSC General Counsel Ronald S. Flagg was appointed interim President, replacing Jim Sandman, who is stepping down. Chief of Staff Rebecca Fertig Cohen was... Continue reading >

LSC President James J. Sandman to Step Down

After more than nine years as President of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), James J. Sandman announced today that he will be stepping down from his position. He is the organization’s longest-serving president, and during his transformational tenure LSC improved the delivery of legal services... Continue reading >

Five Requirements for Realizing Technology's Potential to Improve Access to Justice

Over the course of the past year, I have attended a number of conferences and read a number of thoughtful pieces on how technology can improve access to justice. I have drawn from them a list of five requirements -- things I think are necessary if technology is going to realize its potential to... Continue reading >

Minnesota State Law Library partners with Saint Paul Public Library to Promote Access to Justice

This article is part of a series that features library strategies for supporting access to civil legal justice. OCLC’s WebJunction program and the nonprofit organization Legal Services Corporation (LSC) are partnering to deliver the national training initiative Improving Access to Civil Legal... Continue reading >

LSC President Jim Sandman Discusses Solutions to the Justice Gap with Bob Ambrogi

LSC President Jim Sandman joined lawyer and legal tech expert Bob Ambrogi on the latest episode of LawNext. They discussed the justice gap that exists in the U.S. and different approaches for bridging it, including the role of technology. Listen now. Continue reading >

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 >