As 2015 draws to a close, we want to express our gratitude to you and your colleagues for your exemplary efforts to improve the lives of our most vulnerable citizens and to uphold America's promise of equal justice. We know that your funding is not nearly adequate to meet the growing need, and we are inspired by your resourcefulness in stretching every dollar as you pursue our shared mission without fanfare or the financial rewards that many in the legal profession enjoy. This year LSC tried its best to assist those efforts by expanding existing programs and beginning new ones.
As Congress continues to debate comprehensive justice reform, Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA4) and Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN5) today launched the Access to Civil Legal Services Caucus which will focus on expanding access to legal representation for low-income families. According to the Legal Services Corporation, half of those that qualify for legal assistance are turned away due to lack of resources. As former prosecutors, Kennedy and Brooks have both made addressing inequities in the justice system a priority of their time in Congress.
Tonight we recognize five California attorneys, three law firms, and two innovative collaborative projects for their important pro bono contributions to LSC’s grantees across the entire state of California.


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