MEDIA ADVISORY: LSC Board to Meet October 30-31

October 27, 2009

October 27, 2009


Washington, DC -- Members of the Legal Services Corporation's Board of Directors will meet in Camden, N.J., on October 30 and in Philadelphia on October 31. Board members will visit the Camden office of New Jersey Legal Services and hear a presentation from all six LSC-funded New Jersey programs on the increasing requests for civil legal assistance by low-income individuals and families at a time of decreasing resources.

Chief Justice Stuart Rabner of the New Jersey Supreme Court will speak at a luncheon reception on October 30 at the Rutgers University Camden Campus Center near the Rutgers School of Law. At the reception, LSC will present six pro bono awards in recognition of volunteer services.

Committees of the Board will meet both days. On October 30, committee meetings will be held at the Rutgers School of Law; on October 31, committee meetings and the quarterly Board of Directors meeting will be held at the Crown Plaza Philadelphia-Center City hotel, 1800 Market Street, Philadelphia.

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

The Corporation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established by Congress in 1974 to ensure high-quality civil legal services are available to the nation's poor and to promote equal access to justice. Corporation grants are distributed to 137 nonprofit legal aid programs with 918 offices across the nation.

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.