Legends in the Law: James J. Sandman

Legends in the Law: James J. Sandman From Washington Lawyer, May 2015 By David O’Boyle James J. Sandman has had a long, varied career in private practice and public service. A graduate of Boston College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Sandman clerked for Judge Max Rosenn of the... Continue reading >

ABA Honors Pine Tree Legal, AppalReD Leaders with Grassroots Advocacy Award

WASHINGTON – Nan Heald, executive director of Pine Tree Legal Assistance, and John M. Rosenberg, former director of the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky (AppalReD) received the ABA’s Grassroots Advocacy Award at a Washington, DC reception on April 15. Patricia E. Apy,... Continue reading >

Funding Civil Legal Aid: A Bipartisan Issue

by Sharon Browne and Martha Minow This article was originally published as guest commentary in the The Hill's Congress Blog . Although our economy is improving, the experiences of many truly poor people in this country remain very challenging. The legal rights of low-income Americans struggling... Continue reading >

LSC Releases Revised Technology Baselines for Legal Services

LSC has updated its publication Technologies That Should Be in Place in a Legal Aid Office Today , often referred to as the LSC Technology Baselines. The updated Baselines demonstrate LSC's ongoing commitment to improving technology across grantee organizations. TIG staff worked closely with key... Continue reading >

LSC's Annual Black History Month Celebration | A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture

“The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) hosted the Annual Black History Month celebration on February 19 th . The theme was “2015: A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture” and featured guest speaker Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of The Children’s Defense... Continue reading >

LSC President Jim Sandman Receives D.C. Bar’s 2015 Brennan Award

The D.C. Bar today named Legal Services Corporation (LSC) President Jim Sandman as the 2015 recipient of its William J. Brennan Jr. Award for his commitment in pursuing equal justice and opportunity for all Americans. Sandman will be honored with a presentation on June 16 at Celebration of... Continue reading >

VIDEO: LSC’s 2015 Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) Conference Sessions

The 2015 Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) Conference , held in January in San Antonio, Texas, was LSC’s most successful and well-attended technology event yet. The conference once again brought together LSC grantees and members of the technology community to explore effective uses of... Continue reading >

VIDEO: LSC Board Meeting Panels Feature Jurists, Law Students Discussing Access to Justice & Legal Aid Technology

LSC's Board of Directors held their first quarterly meeting of the year on January 22-24, 2015 in Coral Gables, Florida. The meeting included panel discussions on access to justice, civil legal aid, and using innovative technology in the delivery of legal services. Using Technology to Expand... Continue reading >

Pine Tree Legal Assistance Executive Director and Staff Talk Legal Aid Live on NPR Radio Show

“ Maine Calling ,” a radio show on Maine’s NPR broadcasting station , featured a segment focused on LSC-grantee Pine Tree Legal Assistance (PTLA) on February 23. Representing the largest and oldest legal aid provider in Maine, PTLA executive director Nan Heald, Portland staff... Continue reading >

Texas Chief Justice Nathan Hecht Urged Lawmakers to Support Legal Aid in State of Judiciary Address

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht called on lawmakers to continue supporting legal aid for the poor in his State of the Judiciary address on Wednesday, February 18th. “Legal aid providers help more than 100,000 families each year, yet they estimate that more than three out of... Continue reading >