MEDIA ADVISORY: LSC Board and Finance Committee to Meet September 21

September 15, 2009

September 15, 2009


Washington, DC - The Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) will meet by telephone at 1 p.m. on September 21.

The Board will take up the Corporation's proposed 2009 Justice Gap Report and elect the Board's next vice chair. Lillian R. BeVier, who served as vice chair, resigned August 24 after serving six years on the Board.

The Finance Committee of the Board also will meet on September 21, starting at 10 a.m. The committee will be presented with the Corporation's recommendation for LSC's Fiscal Year 2011 budget request to the Congress.

Members of the news media and the public who wish to attend the Board meeting or the Finance Committee meeting may join members of the Corporation's staff in the 3rd floor Conference Room of the Corporation, located at 3333 K St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Persons who wish to listen to the Board meeting by telephone may follow the instructions published in the Federal Register:

Persons who wish to listen by telephone to the Finance Committee meeting may follow these instructions published in the Federal Register:

The Corporation is the single largest funder of civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families across the nation, operating as a federally-funded nonprofit organization that promotes equal access to justice. The Corporation funds 137 nonprofit civil legal aid programs with more than 900 offices to ensure the provision of high-quality legal assistance to 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.