President Intends to Nominate Six Members to LSC's Board of Directors

June 7, 2018

WASHINGTON – President Trump announced yesterday his intention to nominate six people to the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).

The six nominees are Robert J. Grey Jr. of Virginia, Abigail L. Kuzma of Indiana, John G. Levi of Illinois, John G. Malcolm of the District of Columbia, Frank X. Neuner Jr. of Louisiana, and Gloria Valencia-Weber of New Mexico. LSC is headed by an eleven-member board appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. By law, the board is bipartisan; no more than six of the eleven members may be of the same political party.

“We look forward to welcoming new board members and working with them as LSC continues the mission it has pursued for more than 40 years under presidents of both parties—making justice accessible to people who cannot afford to pay for legal representation in civil matters,” said LSC President James J. Sandman.

Robert J. Grey Jr, Senior Counsel-Retired with Hunton & Williams, currently serves on LSC’s board.

Abigail L. Kuzma currently serves as a non-director member of LSC’s Governance and Performance Review and Delivery of Legal Services Committees. She founded and served as Executive Director of Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic in Indianapolis for 15 years.

John G. Levi, the current Chairman of LSC’s board, is a partner in Sidley Austin’s Chicago office.

John G. Malcolm is Vice President for the Institute for Constitutional Government and Director of the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation.

Frank X. Neuner Jr. is a founder and managing partner of NeunerPate in Lafayette, Louisiana. He previously served as Chair of the Louisiana Public Defender Board and is a Past President of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

Gloria Valencia-Weber is Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law and currently serves on LSC’s board.

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 132 independent nonprofit legal aid programs in every state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.