Browne Resigned from Legal Services Corporation Board

December 30, 2014

WASHINGTON - California lawyer Sharon L. Browne has resigned from the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation, effective Dec. 31, 2014.

The former principal attorney in the Pacific Legal Foundation’s Individual Rights practice group cited health concerns as the reason for her departure.

"It has been an honor to serve as a member of the Board of Directors and I hope that my participation on the Board has made the Legal Services Corporation stronger," she wrote in her resignation letter to President Obama.

Browne’s nomination to the Board was confirmed by the Senate on March 19, 2010.

She is a graduate of the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law and has served as a senior trial attorney with the public issues law firm of Zumbrun, Best & Findley as well as an adjunct professor at McGeorge School of Law.

California Lawyer magazine named her a California Lawyer of the Year in 2004.

"I know that I speak for everyone on the Board in congratulating and thanking Sharon for her wonderful service to our Board," said LSC Board Chairman John G. Levi.  "We could always count on Sharon’s diligence and dedication. It won’t be the same without her.

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.