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The grant will allow the society to “build a technological bridge between urban pro bono volunteers and clients in Columbia and Greene counties and other counties,” said society Executive Director Lillian Moy. “We have great pro bono volunteers.”
Rep. Tonko, Sandman and LASNNY
New York Congressman Paul Tonko, LSC President Jim Sandman with Lillian Moy, and Tom O'Connor at press event on Oct. 2 in Albany, NY announcing Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY)'s $...
On September 24 th , President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum formally establishing the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (LAIR).
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The ABA's Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service has succeeded in focusing a spotlight on pro bono service over the past seven years. The Celebration of Pro Bono Service provides an...
Contributed photo Heather Denkmire
I’m not rich myself, but I come from privilege. If I were to find myself in a situation in which legal assistance would be useful, I have options. I have friends who are attorneys and other friends...
By Ron Flagg in Kansas Journal on Law and Public Policy
James Sandman
Before joining LSC, Sandman served as president of the District of Columbia bar from 2006-2007, and from 2007 to 2011, Sandman served as general counsel for the District of Columbia Public Schools...
cover image The American Lawyer
Big Law is flourishing, yet legal aid is in crisis. Isn’t it time for more of the nation’s biggest firms and wealthiest lawyers to pledge serious money? This article does a great job of articulating...
Scales of Justice
A veteran in Minneapolis receiving less than $800 a month in income from Social Security was forced into homelessness by a $200-a-month child-support payment in Indiana. He was referred to Central...

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