Rules / Regulations

QUESTION PRESENTED What communications by recipients of LSC funding are prohibited “attempts to influence” government decisionmaking under 45 C.F.R. Part 1612, and what communications are permitted...
LSC has the statutory responsibility to ensure that LSC recipients comply with the provisions of the LSC Act and regulations and any other laws, including appropriations provisions, that apply to LSC...
Issue Do the LSC restrictions apply to legal assistance provided by an LSC grantee’s staff attorneys at self-help centers funded by a grant from a state court system? Brief Answer Yes. Non-LSC funded...
QUESTIONS PRESENTED Utah law permits an individual convicted of a crime and who has completed probation to file a motion with the court to have his conviction reduced. Similarly, following the...
QUESTION PRESENTED The State of Maine has proposed a contract for Pine Tree Legal Assistance (“Pine Tree”) to provide court-appointed representation to individuals charged with criminal acts who are...
This Program Letter describes the most common compliance issues that Legal Services Corporation (“LSC”) Office of Compliance and Enforcement (“OCE”) staff has observed during compliance oversight...
QUESTION PRESENTED Are financial support payments from governmental programs to group homes for foster children and nursing home facilities for medically fragile foster children considered “income”...
QUESTION PRESENTED Must recipients of LSC funding screen group clients for eligibility under 45 C.F.R. Part 1626 (Restrictions on Legal Assistance to Aliens) when determining the group’s eligibility...
To: All LSC Grantees From: James J. Sandman, President This Program Letter provides guidance on LSC grantees’ use of automated client-intake systems (such as a web-based or telephone system) to...
TO: All LSC Program Directors, Board Chairs FROM: John A. Tull, Director, Office of Program Operations DATE: December 8, 1997 RE: Recordkeeping Requirements During 1997, the Legal Services...

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