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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 visits...
QUESTIONS PRESENTED Whether bar associations that appoint the attorney members of a recipient’s governing body under 45 C.F.R. § 1607.3(b)(1) are limited to associations that are open to all licensed...
SUMMARY Under certain circumstances, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) permits a recipient of a Basic Field Grant to charge “indirect costs” to the grant. LSC defines indirect costs as “those [...
Since 1983, the Corporation’s appropriations act and its regulation on the representation of aliens have required that an alien be “present in the United States” to be eligible for legal assistance...
LSC is issuing this Program Letter to provide guidance to grantees about risks associated with employees’ outside employment. In 2017, LSC’s Office of Inspector General issued Fraud Alert 17-02...
Questions Presented May an LSC grantee collect a fee from funds obtained for a client? Do the requirements of 45 C.F.R. Part 1609 apply to cases in which a grantee appears as co-counsel? May an LSC...
Question Presented Does the LSC restriction limiting “any voter registration activity” permit an LSC grantee to provide legal assistance and legal information regarding Alabama laws governing 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...
Question Presented May an LSC grantee in Michigan represent an otherwise eligible individual with a Michigan legal issue who resides in Micronesia with Micronesian citizenship, but not U.S...
QUESTION PRESENTED Whether the regulation of the Board of Directors of Puerto Rico Legal Services (“PRLS”) requiring that 60 percent of the members of the Board be appointed by the Colegio de Abogado...

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