Video: LSC President, Jim Sandman Answers the Question "What Is Legal Aid?"

LSC President Jim Sandman brought the audience to their feet with his perspective on civil legal aid at the ABA Annual Conference in San Francisco on August 9, 2019. He described the grim realities of civil legal aid for low-income Americans, noting that many Americans cannot afford critical legal... Continue reading >

LSC Disaster Task Force Releases Report

The LSC Disaster Task Force released its Disaster Task Force Report today at an event on Capitol Hill. The report contains information vital for communities to respond in disaster situations and emergencies. It aims to increase awareness of civil legal aid disaster preparedness and response and... Continue reading >

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 >

Ronald Flagg, Public Interest Law Champion

Arriving in the District of Columbia in 1980, former D.C. Bar President Ronald Flagg began work at the U.S. Department of Justice before joining Sidley Austin LLP, where he handled general and regulatory litigation for 31 years and served as chair of the firm’s pro bono committee. Flagg has also... 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 >