Legal Profession Loses Pro Bono Visionary: Esther F. Lardent

WASHINGTON – Esther F. Lardent will be remembered as a tireless champion for equal access to justice, Legal Services Corporation President James J. Sandman said today. “Esther did more to increase pro bono work by big law firms and corporate legal departments than any other person in the history of... Continue reading >

LSC President Jim Sandman's Address at Voices for Justice Event

LSC President Jim Sandman served as the keynote speaker at the Voices for Justice annual fundraiser. The event, held at the the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California, supports the work of the the Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Community Legal Services in... Continue reading >

Client Participation in Program Quality Visits

The Legal Services Corporation is pleased to announce a pilot project in which individuals eligible for services as clients at LSC-funded legal aid programs will join LSC staff on visits to assess the quality of legal aid programs. The goal of the project is to explore how LSC can better obtain the... Continue reading >

New Technology Tools the Focus at Tech for Justice Hackathon

New Mexico Legal Aid recently partnered with the Internet Bar Organization and Chicago Kent Law School to hold a Tech for Justice Hackathon in conjunction with the ABA Techshow. This event was part of a 2015 Technology Initiative Grant made by the Legal Services Corporation. It was held March 12–13... Continue reading >

LSC President Jim Sandman Interviewed by St. Louis Radio Station

LSC President Jim Sandman discussed the crisis in civil legal aid and the struggle many people face in accessing justice on St. Louis KMOX's Charlie Brennan Show. Click here to listen to audio of interview . Continue reading >

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 >