Rules / Regulations

2020–2021 LSC Rulemaking Agenda This agenda mirrors the 2019-2020 rulemaking agenda for two reasons. First, LSC’s regulatory activities are primarily carried out by three attorneys in the Office of...
QUESTION PRESENTED When a grantee permits a full-time staff attorney to engage in the outside practice of law under 45 C.F.R. Part 1604, what are the grantee’s monitoring obligations for continued...
The LSC Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) December 2019 Fraud Corner highlighted concerns about nepotism – a type of conflict of interest where family and close friends of board members,...
QUESTIONS PRESENTED Do household goods and personal effects meet LSC’s definition of asset ? Which household goods and personal effects count towards a grantee’s asset ceiling? Must a grantee ask for...
QUESTION PRESENTED Are LSC funds “non-federal funds” for purposes of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) requirement that non-federal funds be used to match HHS payments in the...
QUESTION PRESENTED Legal Service Corporation’s (“LSC’s”) regulations require recipients to document that potential clients are U.S. citizens or hold eligible non-citizen status, 45 C.F.R. §§ 1626.6,...
QUESTIONS PRESENTED Whether a third-party contractor employed by a funding recipient for check-writing and payroll services “handles” funds as that term is used in 45 C.F.R. Part 1629. How the...
This Program Letter describes the most common compliance issues that the Legal Services Corporation’s (“LSC”) Office of Compliance and Enforcement (“OCE”) has observed during compliance oversight...
QUESTIONS PRESENTED I. Whether the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Act or LSC’s regulations prohibit recipients from participating in research studies. II. Whether the LSC Act or LSC’s regulations...
QUESTION PRESENTED Whether the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Act or LSC’s regulations prohibit clauses in medical-legal partnership (MLP) contracts between recipients and health care providers...

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