LSC Board of Directors Meeting Des Moines, Iowa July 2014

LSC Board met July 20-22 at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins and Judge Robert W. Pratt of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa joined Supreme Court justices from five other states at Drake Law School in Des Moines on July 21 for panel... Continue reading >

Connecticut TIGs Enhance State's Web-Based Legal Resources

Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut recently completed two Technology Initiative Grants (TIGs) to increase the quality and quantity of web-based legal information and tools available throughout the state. The first project developed an online classroom module in Drupal that allows statewide... Continue reading >

Sandman, Rawdon Highlight Use of Technology to Aid Self-Represented Litigants

WASHINGTON, DC – LSC President Jim Sandman and Program Counsel for Technology Glenn Rawdon discuss how technology can help address the problems posed by the increasing number of self-represented litigants in the recently released Trends in State Courts 2014 . Their article in the National... Continue reading >

Litigants without Lawyers: Equal Justice under Threat in State Courts

WASHINGTON-- LSC hosted a congressional briefing on May 21 at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill. Chief Justice Nathan Hecht of the Supreme Court of Texas, and Justices Jess Dickinson of Mississippi, Janice Holder of Tennessee, and Carol Hunstein of Georgia discussed the growing... Continue reading >

Chairman Levi's Law Day 2014 Statement

Law Day 2014 Statement of John G. Levi, Chairman, Board of Directors, Legal Services Corporation Every year on May 1, Americans mark Law Day by celebrating our country’s commitment to the rule of law and to equal justice under the law. The dedicated lawyers at the 134 programs funded by the... Continue reading >

Seeking Applications for LSC Pro Bono Innovation Fund

We are excited to release the 2014 Notice of Funds Availability for LSC’s new $2.5 million Pro Bono Innovation Fund. Apply for the Pro Bono Innovation Fund LSC is currently seeking applications from LSC grantees to support the development of new and more robust pro bono efforts and... Continue reading >

Glenn Rawdon's Speech, Everyone, Anytime, Anywhere, on How Technology Transforms Civil Legal Aid

Glenn Rawdon, LSC Technology Program Counsel, at the White House Forum on Increasing Access to Justice , April 8, 2014 Everyone, Anytime, Anywhere In October of 1999 Bill Gates published an article for Forbes titled: Everyone, Anytime, Anywhere, The next step for technology is universal access . He... Continue reading >

Finding Aid To Improve Find Legal Aid

Hands down, the most popular feature on LSC’s website is our Find Legal Aid lookup , which directs you to the LSC-funded legal services provider in your service area. I’m happy to announce that we’ve given this lookup a refresh while simplifying its use. But we didn’t do it... Continue reading >

Board of Directors Meeting | Washington, DC | April 2014

Legal Services Corporation 3333 K Street, N.W 3 F William McCalpin Conference Center Washington, DC 20007 Board Book and Supplemental Materials Meeting Notices Meeting Transcripts Certified Meeting Minutes Meeting Resolutions Panels Videos and Photo Gallery Related Media Mentions Board Book and... Continue reading >

FY 2014 Grantee Budget Allocations

On January 17 the President signed the FY 2014 Appropriations legislation (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 - HR 3547) passed by Congress last week. The legislation includes $365 million for LSC as we explained in our email to you last week. This is 6.1855% higher than the LSC’s FY 2013... Continue reading >