2013 Annual Report
Summary / Overview
In advance of LSC’s 40th anniversary in 2014, LSC launched in 2013 a groundbreaking campaign to support new projects and programs with private funding that will build on congressional support and extend the work of civil legal aid providers around the country. In May, LSC hired its first Chief Development Officer to lead the organization’s new private fundraising initiative. The campaign focuses on expanding access to justice through technology, new service initiatives, fellowships, and leadership development for LSC grantees. The service initiatives will include programs to attract and provide private funding for lawyers and law students to serve clients in need through a summer rural legal summer corps and senior pro bono fellows program. Also, because leadership at many LSC-funded programs will likely turn over in the next decade, LSC aims to prepare the next generation of leaders to meet the challenges of a modern legal aid program by convening a biennial conference to highlight best practices, and by providing training in leadership, business management, and collaboration skills.