Experts discuss the status of alternative legal service delivery models, the various forces pushing regulatory reform forward and the biggest obstacles to changing the legal system on the latest episode of LSC’s “Talk Justice” podcast, released today
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced today that it is awarding 33 Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) totaling $5.1 million. The TIG program supports civil legal aid organizations in leveraging technology to deliver high-quality legal assistance to low-income Americans. This year, 29 organizations are receiving TIG funding.
Experts discuss how legal services contribute to veteran suicide prevention on the latest episode of LSC's “Talk Justice” podcast, released today. LSC Vice President of Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Will Gunn hosts the conversation. Gunn, who is a former general counsel for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and a retired Air Force colonel, is joined by guests Jeff Staton, managing attorney at Legal Aid Society in Kentucky, and Dr. Eric Elbogen, director of the National Veterans Financial Resource Center (FINVET) at the Department of Veterans Affairs and professor of psychiatry at Duke University.
Experts discuss new developments in legal aid pro bono engagements on the latest episode of LSC's “Talk Justice” podcast, released today. LSC President Ron Flagg hosts the conversation with guests Aili Monahan, Director of the Pro Bono Partnerships Project at Northeast New Jersey Legal Services (NNJLS); Bob Farrington, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase; and Mytrang Nguyen, Program Counsel for Pro Bono Innovation in LSC’s Office of Program Performance.
The Legal Services Corporation’s (LSC) Housing Task Force released today the fourth and final installment in a series of issue briefs on legal problems related to housing insecurity for low-income Americans.
Legal aid lawyers discuss the challenges to meeting clients’ needs for domestic violence-related legal services as cases rise on the latest episode of LSC's “Talk Justice” podcast, released yesterday. Talk Justice Co-host Molly McDonough is joined by Susan Pearlstein, senior attorney and violence prevention and policy strategist in the Family Law Unit at Philadelphia Legal Assistance, and Emily Riley, senior supervisory attorney and Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) coordinator at Land of Lincoln Legal Aid in Illinois.
Local and national leaders will join the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in Los Angeles on Monday, October 16 for a forum on increasing access to justice, with a focus on civil legal issues related to the region’s rising housing insecurity.
LSC has released “By the Numbers: The Data Underlying Legal Aid Programs.” The report quantifies the work done by LSC-funded legal aid organizations around the country in 2022. It provides national and state-level trend data to facilitate comparisons over time and across different locations.
LSC is awarding Pro Bono Innovation Fund grants totaling over $5 million to 17 legal aid organizations in 14 different states. The grants will support efforts to expand and improve pro bono legal services for low-income Americans.