LSC Board Announces Selection of Search Firm

July 21, 2010

July 21, 2010


Washington, DC -- The Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) today announced the selection of search consultants Ellen Brown and Dale Jones of Heidrick & Struggles to handle the Corporation's recruitment of a President.

The recommendation to retain the firm was made by the Board's Search Committee, which was impaneled in April. The Search Committee members are LSC Board Chairman John G. Levi, LSC Vice Chair Martha Minow and Board members Charles Keckler, Victor Maddox and Laurie Mikva.

The Search Committee includes an advisory group, whose members are Frank B. Strickland and Douglas S. Eakeley, both former LSC Board Chairmen; LaVeeda Morgan Battle, a former LSC Board Vice Chair; Robert E. Stein, Chairman of the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, and Deierdre L. Weir, Chair of the Civil Policy Group at the National Legal Aid & Defender Association.

The Search Committee engaged in an extensive process that included a Request for Proposals, the review of 11 proposals, and numerous interviews with outstanding search consultants from around the country. Heidrick & Struggles is an international provider of executive search and leadership consulting services, with nearly 400 consultants working from more than 60 locations worldwide. In 2003, the firm assisted LSC in the recruitment of a President.

LSC is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation funded by Congress that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants to 136 independent nonprofit legal aid providers across the nation. The Corporation is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for the poor.

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.