Representatives Voice Support for LSC on House Floor

Yesterday, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced an amendment to increase LSC’s funding by $10 million during debate of the FY 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies appropriations bill. This is the first time a bipartisan amendment to increase LSC... Continue reading >

Rep. Claudia Tenney (NY-22) Joins LSC President Jim Sandman to Tour Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York

Republican Representative Claudia Tenney (NY-22) recently joined LSC President Jim Sandman to visit Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York's office in Utica where she voiced her support for LSC and legal services. Read her account of the visit in her Facebook post and listen to WRVO Public Media's... Continue reading >

Out-of-State Lawyers Can Provide Help to Hurricane Harvey Victims

Last week, the Texas Supreme Court issued an order allowing out-of-state lawyers to practice in Texas temporarily if they are displaced by Hurricane Harvey or volunteering to serve hurricane victims. Attorneys interested in helping should fill out a volunteer form with the Texas State Bar. The ABA... Continue reading >

Remarks by LSC Board Chair John G. Levi | House of Delegates

Good morning. Thank you, Madam Chair, for giving me the honor of speaking to the ABA’s House of Delegates. I want to thank ABA President Linda Klein for being such an extraordinary partner with the Legal Services Corporation. As LSC faced a threat of defunding, Linda Klein has been such a steadfast... Continue reading >

Remarks by LSC Board Chair John G. Levi | Legal Services Corporation: The Justice Gap in America

Good afternoon. I am John Levi, and it is my distinct privilege to serve as the 10th Chairman of the Board of the Legal Services Corporation, and I have no intention of being the last. Thank you for joining us this afternoon for this important discussion of the civil legal needs of low-income... Continue reading >

LSC Highlights

Quartely LSC Board of Directors Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, July 21-23 Honors Ohio Attorneys for Pro Bono Service Reddit Campaign Continue reading >

Quigley Offers Amendment to Provide Essential Legal Services to Millions of Low-income Americans

U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, offered an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2018 Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) Subcommittee appropriations bill to increase funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to the FY17 enacted... Continue reading >

Educating Legislators About Legal Aid

How do you explain legal aid as constituent services to legislators and their staff? What kind of stories and materials help demonstrate legal aid’s enormous impact? In a recent issue of MIE Journal , LSC Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs Carol A. Bergman joined Legal Aid... Continue reading >

Bolstering Local Press Coverage of Civil Legal Services

LSC Director of Communications and Media Relations Carl Rauscher recently joined Legal Services of Eastern Missouri's Dan Glazier and The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland's Melanie Shakarian at the 2017 Equal Justice Conference to discuss bolstering local press coverage by building relationships with... Continue reading >

Remarks by LSC Board Chair John G. Levi | Forum on Increasing Access to Justice

Good afternoon, and thank you for joining us today for our 6th annual LSC Forum on increasing access to justice. I am John Levi, and it is my honor to serve as the 10th Chairman of the Board of the Legal Services Corporation. I particularly want to thank our host Dean William Treanor and the... Continue reading >