Legal Services Corp. Appoints Media Relations Director

June 13, 2008

June 13, 2008


Washington, DC--The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) today announced the appointment of Stephen Barr as director of media relations, effective July 1.

LSC President Helaine M. Barnett said, "Steve will bring a wealth of experience and exceptional skills to this important job with the Corporation. We look forward to working with him to make a wider audience of Americans aware of the mission and work of LSC."

Barr comes to LSC from The Washington Post, where he was an editor and staff writer for 29 years. Since 2000, Barr has written the Federal Diary column, focusing on issues of interest to government employees and retirees. He also was a National News staff writer, covering federal management and personnel issues, the congressional appropriations process, veterans affairs, postal issues, government technology and other topics.

Other assignments at The Post include a six-year stint as editor of The Federal Page and as an assignment editor on the news desks for National and Style. Before joining The Post, Barr was an assistant state news editor for the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Richmond, Va.

Barr has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. He served in the U.S. Army, including a year with the 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam.

Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is an independent nonprofit established by Congress in 1974 to provide financial support for civil legal aid to low-income Americans. The Corporation currently provides funding to 133 independent nonprofit legal aid programs in every state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.