LSC Chairman Levi Receives 2014 University of Rochester Distinguished Alumnus Award

John G. Levi, chairman of the Legal Services Corporation Board of Directors and a partner in the firm of Sidley Austin LLP, was honored with a 2014 University of Rochester Distinguished Alumnus Award "for his outstanding career achievements and his generous service to his country, his... Continue reading >

Panel: Rethinking Legal Aid | LSCs 40th Anniversary Conference

Panel Presentations: Rethinking Legal Aid Studies consistently show that the current system for providing legal aid in the United States addresses only 20% of the civil legal needs of low-income Americans, and LSC’s “ Justice Gap ” reports showed that only half of the people who... Continue reading >

LSC's 40th Anniversary Conference Photo Gallery

LSC 40th Anniversary Kick-Off Conference Photo Gallery from Legal Services Corporation Click to view videos of 40th Anniversary Conference Continue reading >

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 >