South Carolina Justice Beatty Joins Fellow Jurists and Legal Services Providers for Discussions on Civil Legal Aid, Hosted by the Legal Services Corporation

LSC Board of Directors Meeting
January 25, 2016

 State supreme court justices, other distinguished jurists, and leaders of the legal aid community will gather in Charleston, S.C. on January 29 for panels on how to expand access to justice for low-income Americans. The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is hosting the discussions in conjunction with its Board of Directors’ quarterly meeting.

The event will feature two panels exploring how best to promote equal access to justice. “The Importance of Access to Justice to the Judiciary” discussion will be moderated by LSC Vice Chair Martha Minow, Dean of Harvard Law School. Panelists include Justice Cheri Beasley, Supreme Court of North Carolina; Justice Donald W. Beatty, South Carolina Supreme Court; Judge Stephen R. McCullough, Court of Appeals of Virginia; Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, Supreme Court of Ohio; and Judge Jill Pryor, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

The second panel, “Leading and Managing a Cohesive, Statewide Legal Aid Program,” includes Phyllis Holmen, Executive Director, Georgia Legal Services Program; Andrea Loney, Executive Director, South Carolina Legal Services, Inc.; Janice Morgan, Executive Director, Legal Aid Services of Oregon; and Adrienne Worthy, Executive Director, Legal Aid of West Virginia, Inc. LSC President Jim Sandman will moderate the discussion. The panelists will discuss how legal aid providers tackle the challenges of delivering effective legal services to constituents statewide.

The panels will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina, J. Waties Waring Judicial Center, Honorable Sol Blatt, Jr. Courtroom at 83 Meeting Street in Charleston. 

The LSC Board will meet January 28–30 at The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel, 115 Meeting Street in Charleston. Details on the board and committee meetings may be found in a notice published on the LSC website: www.lsc.gov.

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.