Former VA General Counsel Will A. Gunn Discusses New Leadership Role at LSC on the Latest Episode of “Talk Justice”

WASHINGTON – The Legal Service Corporation’s new vice president for legal affairs and general counsel Will A. Gunn discusses his new position and his legal and military experience in an episode of LSC’s “Talk Justice” podcast released today. LSC President Ronald S. Flagg hosted the conversation.

Gunn is the former general counsel of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and a retired Air Force colonel. He was appointed to his new role at LSC by a unanimous vote of the LSC board of directors in April. 

His time serving in the Department of Veterans Affairs inspired his work advancing access to justice. It was his realization that many of the greatest needs veterans had were legal issues that opened his eyes to the need for these types of services. “After I learned that, I said let's look at what we can do,” he explained. “I saw that there were various veteran services organizations that had offices in VA facilities, so I said, why don’t we see if we can do that for legal services organizations?” By the time Gunn left the department, more than 50 of these clinics had been opened. 

Gunn also shared his goals for LSC and what drew him to the organization. “What really attracted me to this position was the opportunity to try to make a difference with respect to access to justice nationwide,” he said. “I want to expand the pool, do what I can to get the message out.” 

Talk Justice episodes are available on LSC’s website and on Spotify, Stitcher, Apple and other popular podcast apps. The podcast is sponsored by LSC’s Leaders Council. 

Future episodes of Talk Justice will explore the relaunch of the Department of Justice’s Office for Access to Justice and look at why civil legal aid is important to American business. 

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.

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