Rulemaking Protocol

The LSC Rulemaking Protocol explains the procedures used by LSC in the development, modification, rescission, and promulgation of its regulations.

The regulatory principles guiding LSC are intended to advance its overall mission as an organization:

To provide financial support for legal assistance in civil matters to persons financially unable to afford legal assistance in a manner consistent with the LSC Act and other statutory directives of Congress. See 42 U.S.C. 2996b(a).

LSC, in particular, is asked “to insure that grants and contracts are made so as to provide the most economical and effective delivery of legal assistance to persons” eligible for LSC-funded services. 42 U.S.C. 2996f(a)(3).