Senate Confirmed Eight Re-appointments to LSC Board

December 24, 2014

WASHINGTON--The Senate confirmed the re-appointment of eight members of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation.

In a vote earlier this month, it approved President Obama’s nominations of the following to terms expiring July 13, 2017:

  • John G. Levi - current Board chair and partner in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin LLP.
  • Martha L.  Minow - current Board vice chair and Dean of the Harvard Law School.
  • Robert J. Grey, Jr.- a partner in the Richmond and Washington offices of Hunton & Williams LLP.
  • The Rev. Pius Pietrzyk, O.P.- a priest of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans), Province of St. Joseph.
  • Gloria Valencia-Weber - a professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law. 

The Senate also confirmed the following nominees to terms expiring on July 13, 2016:

  • Charles N. W. Keckler - a presidential scholar at George Mason University.
  • Victor B. Maddox - a partner in Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens in Louisville, Ky.
  • Laurie I. Mikva - an assistant clinical professor at Northwestern Law School Bluhm Legal Clinic.

Harry J.F. Korrell, a partner in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; Julie A. Reiskin, executive director of the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition; and Sharon L. Browne, former principal attorney in the Pacific Foundation’s Individual Rights Practice group, also serve on the Board.

"I am thrilled that the Senate has confirmed these re-appointments so that the Board can continue its important work in the tremendously cooperative spirit that marked its first term," said Board Chair Levi. "I look forward to serving with these remarkable and committed colleagues in the coming years.

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.