Former Congressman Artur Davis Writes Article Explaining Legal Aid’s Importance

Former Congressman and current Legal Services Alabama Executive Director Artur Davis penned a March 13 op-ed explaining legal aid's importance to vulnerable veterans, seniors, and families. He described ways in which legal aid helps level the playing field for low-income Americans and why it... Continue reading >

Former Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh's Writes Op-Ed Supporting LSC

On March 5, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an op-ed by former Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh. In his piece, Governor Thornburgh stressed the importance of civil legal aid to communities and to equal justice. He explained how defunding the Legal Services Corporation would devastate the... Continue reading >

Letter of Support from Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators

On February 24, the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) and the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in response to a recent report that OMB is considering recommending to Congress the elimination of funding for the Legal... Continue reading >

Statement of ABA President Klein Re: Support for the Legal Services Corporation

The American Bar Association staunchly supports a robust Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to assure access to justice for all, the very idea that propelled our nation to independence. Our nation's core values are reflected in the LSC's work in securing housing for veterans, freeing seniors from... Continue reading >

LSC Honors the Legacy of E. Clinton Bamberger Jr.

E. Clinton Bamberger Jr. will be remembered as a pioneer in providing equal justice to the disadvantaged and as a leader in shaping civil and criminal law. Over the course of his lengthy career, he advanced legal services as an educator, administrator, and advocate. Mr. Bamberger passed away Sunday... Continue reading >

Remarks by LSC Board Chair John G. Levi | LSC Board Meeting | January 2017

Good morning and welcome. I am John Levi, the 10th Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation. We are happy to be here in Atlanta, home of two of our strongest grantees — Atlanta Legal Aid Society and Georgia Legal Services Program — and home of our predecessor LSC Board... Continue reading >

Remarks by LSC Board Chair John G. Levi | Pro Bono Awards Reception

Good evening, I am John Levi, the 10th Chair of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation, and it is my pleasure on behalf of the Board to welcome you to this reception. We are so happy to be here in the hometown of our predecessor LSC Board’s Chair, Frank Strickland. This evening,... Continue reading >

A Year-End Message to LSC-Funded Programs from Chairman John Levi and President Jim Sandman

As we near year-end, we want to take a moment to thank you for the extraordinary efforts you have made in 2016 to help make our civil justice system more accessible to our nation's most vulnerable citizens. At this time of transition in our country, it is important to remember that access to... Continue reading >

LSC President Jim Sandman Receives D.C. Commission on Human Rights Award

The District of Columbia Commission on Human Rights will honor LSC President James Sandman on December 7 with its 2016 Cornelius R. “Neil” Alexander Humanitarian Award for his long-standing commitment to providing access to justice and pro bono legal services for those in need in the District. The... Continue reading >

LSC Vice Chair Martha Minow Elected to American Academy of Political and Social Science

LSC Vice Chair and Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS), one of the nation’s oldest learned societies. Minow was one of five distinguished scholars elected. AAPSS inducts a new cohort of fellows each year in... Continue reading >