Catch up on LSC happenings, discover useful resources & more in the latest issue of LSC Updates

The May issue of LSC Updates includes: LSC, White House Host Forum on Increasing Access to Justice LSC Sends Request for $486 million to Capitol Hill Workshops Scheduled to Explore Rulemaking Options Regarding Private Attorney Involvement LSC Welcomes Chief Development Officer New Resources... Continue reading >

LSC Welcomes Chief Development Officer Wendy Rhein

Wendy Rhein The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is pleased to announce that Wendy L. Rhein has joined its staff in the role of chief development officer. She will be responsible for providing strategic planning for and management of the Corporation’s private fundraising efforts to leverage... Continue reading >

Notes from Hackcess to Justice 2014: Day Two

The #HackcesstoJustice 2014 competition at Suffolk University Law School will end today at 5:00 pm with a five minute presentation by each team to the judges (the presentations are open to the public). In evaluating the products of the teams, the judges will be looking a several factors. First and... Continue reading >

Hacking For Justice

Welcome to the new LSC Technology blog, hosted here on the TIG site, and written by TIG and Information Technology staff. To kick this off, I wanted to report on a fun, exciting, and long overdue initiative we're on: making our non-confidential data available to hackers . Let me be clear here,... Continue reading >

New York Times Article Highlights Consequences for Individuals Facing Civil Matters Without Legal Help

Fifty years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Gideon v. Wainwright that an individual accused of a crime has a constitutional right to counsel even if they cannot afford to pay an attorney.. But what happens to poor people facing grave outcomes in civil matters? As part of its coverage of... Continue reading >

In New Orleans, LSC convenes fourth Forum on the State of Civil Legal Assistance in the United States

Justices, judges and a panel of disaster experts addressed the LSC Board of Directors on January 25 at the fourth LSC Board-sponsored Forum on The State of Civil Legal Assistance. The forum, held at the Louisiana Supreme Court building, was convened in conjunction with the board’s quarterly... Continue reading >

Current Issue of LSC Updates features news on Sandy recovery, tech resources, grant opportunities & more

The February 2013 issue of LSC Updates is now posted, and it's bursting with information: Supplemental Disaster Funding Includes $1 Million for LSC NJ and NY Programs Busy Helping Hurricane Sandy Survivors 13th TIG Conference Draws Record Attendance TIG Application Cycle to Open Soon Harvard... Continue reading >

Client Income Eligibility Standards updated for 2013

Each year, LSC publishes Appendix A to 45 CFR Part 1611, which provides client income-eligibility standards based on the Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS) most recent federal poverty guidelines. On January 24, 2013, DHHS released the 2013 federal poverty data, and we are... Continue reading >

New Video Highlights Critical Role of Legal Aid in Disaster Recovery

Did you know that when disaster strikes, LSC-funded legal aid offices work with state and local bar associations and pro bono attorneys to provide a critical element of disaster recovery? This five-minute video by the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division , and featuring LSC... Continue reading >

Supplemental Disaster Funding Bill Includes $1 Million for LSC

This week, the Senate is considering a $60.4 million emergency disaster supplemental funding bill to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy in the recovery efforts. The bill includes $1 million for LSC, to support LSC grantees in the areas significantly affected by Hurricane Sandy for storm-related... Continue reading >