Public Welfare Foundation, National Center for State Courts Launch Justice for All Project to Meet Civil Legal Needs

The recently launched Justice for All project seeks to remove barriers to accessing justice. It is supported by the Public Welfare Foundation and housed at the National Center for State Courts. The rising number of people in poverty, the increase of self-represented litigants in our state courts,... Continue reading >

Opening Remarks by Board Chair John G. Levi | Board of Directors Meeting

Good morning and welcome. I am John Levi, the 10th Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation. Thank you for joining us today for these two significant panel discussions. The first panel of five distinguished jurists from around the country will explore the importance of... Continue reading >

Pro Bono Reception Remarks by Board Chair John G. Levi | Board of Directors Meeting

Good evening, I am John Levi, the 10 th 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. Tonight we recognize three accomplished South Carolina attorneys, a distinguished judge, a leading law firm, and... Continue reading >

ABA 2016 Pro Bono Publico Award

ABA pro bono publico awards
American Bar Association's (ABA) Pro Bono Publico Awards program seeks to identify and honor individual lawyers and small and large law firms, government attorney offices, corporate law departments and other institutions in the legal profession that have enhanced the human dignity of others by... Continue reading >

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

As 2015 draws to a close, we want to express our gratitude to you and your colleagues for your exemplary efforts to improve the lives of our most vulnerable citizens and to uphold America's promise of equal justice. We know that your funding is not nearly adequate to meet the growing need, and we... Continue reading >

Congressman Joe Kennedy III and Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks Launch Congressional Access to Civil Legal Services Caucus

As Congress continues to debate comprehensive justice reform, Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA4) and Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN5) today launched the Access to Civil Legal Services Caucus which will focus on expanding access to legal representation for low-income families. According to the... Continue reading >

Innovations in Civil Legal Aid

Periodically, we moderate a panel at the NLADA Conference in partnership with Management Information Exchange and the AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly that highlights innovative projects, advocacy, and tools developed by legal aid organizations. Continue reading >

Applicants that Filed Qualified Grant Applications for 2016 Grant Awards

This notice lists the applicants that filed qualified grant applications for calendar year 2016 Basic Field Grant awards. Grants will be awarded so that each service area is served; however, none of the listed organizations is guaranteed an award. Continue reading >

LAF News Conference Remarks by LSC Board Chair

Thank you, Diana. You are truly a civil legal aid force of nature. And thank you for your many years of outstanding leadership at LAF. It is a great pleasure to help you introduce these two important grants, here in my hometown. I know these special awards will allow you and your staff to improve... Continue reading >

Op-Ed: OUR VIEW The right to retain counsel

The grant will allow the society to “build a technological bridge between urban pro bono volunteers and clients in Columbia and Greene counties and other counties,” said society Executive Director Lillian Moy. “We have great pro bono volunteers.” Continue reading >