LSC Board Holds Second Forum on the State of Civil Legal Assistance

A day before convening its July 27th meeting in Ann Arbor Michigan, the LSC Board of Directors hosted a forum on the state of civil legal services in the United States that included four state chief justices. In his opening remarks for the forum, which was held at the University of Michigan Law... Continue reading >

Chairman Levi Addresses ABA House of Delegates

View a video of Chairman Levi delivering this speech. Remarks Prepared for Delivery by Legal Services Corporation Board Chairman John G. Levi ABA House of Delegates Meeting Aug. 6, 2012 Chicago Good afternoon. Thank you Linda for that warm introduction and I particularly want to thank you for... Continue reading >

LSC Releases 2011 Annual Report

Washington, DC— The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) today released its 2011 Annual Report , highlighting efforts by the nation’s single largest funder of civil legal assistance to promote equal access to justice and key activities of the year... Continue reading >

LSC Announces Availability of Competitive Grant Funds for Service to Native Americans Living on Choctaw Indian Reservation

LSC announces the availability of competitive grant funds for the provision of a full range of civil legal services to Native Americans who reside on the Choctaw Indian Reservation in Mississippi, which encompasses the counties of Jones, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Scott, and Winston. Click... Continue reading >

Tech Summit Spurs Ideas for Expanding Access to Justice

LSC convened the 2012 Summit on the Use of Technology to Expand Access to Justice on June 21-22 in Silver Spring, Md. Nearly 50 participants – including technology experts, academics, private practitioners, representatives of legal services programs, courts, and governmental and business... Continue reading >

Northwest Justice Project Releases New Resource for Helping Veterans

The Northwest Justice Project (NJP) has released a new resource: Representing Washington Veterans: Basic Legal and Cultural Concepts . "The spectrum of veterans’ services and referrals in Washington State at the federal, state, county, and local levels is overwhelming for even the most... Continue reading >

Justice Department Official at White House Event Applauds LSC Cooperation in New Elder Abuse Project

At a White House event today commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Deputy U.S. Attorney General James M. Cole called civil legal aid “a missing link” in the effort to protect older Americans. “Legal services programs have a unique opportunity to prevent and remedy elder... Continue reading >

Read the Latest Issue of LSC Updates

A new issue of our electronic newsletter, LSC Updates , is now available. Contents include: White House and LSC Co-Host Forum on the State of Civil Legal Assistance LSC 2013 Funding: House Passes $328 Million; Senate Subcommittee Approves $402 Million LSC Board and Pro Bono Task Force Meet in DC... Continue reading >

Northwest Justice Project's TIG-Funded Knowledge Management System

In 2011, LSC awarded Northwest Justice Project (NJP) a Technology Initiative Grant (TIG) of $92,350 to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its client services through the development of a secure, enterprise-level knowledge management system. The result of this investment is NJP’s... Continue reading >

Glenn Rawdon's Speech at the White House Forum on Increasing Access to Justice

On April 8th, Glenn Rawdon, TIG Program Counsel, spoke at the White House Forum on Increasing Access to Justice . Glenn’s speech built off of ideas Bill Gates presented 15 years ago on how the convergence of key technologies would transform the way we live and work. This convergence concept... Continue reading >