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Legal Services Corporation Leaders Confident of Bipartisan Support Despite President Trump’s Move to Defund

5.23.2017
WASHINGTON – President Trump’s FY2018 budget proposal released today calls for defunding the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) , but LSC leaders remain confident of bipartisan Congressional support. President Trump’s FY2018 “budget blueprint” released in March proposed defunding LSC, and the full... Continue reading >

Educating Legislators About Legal Aid

5.11.2017
How do you explain legal aid as constituent services to legislators and their staff? What kind of stories and materials help demonstrate legal aid’s enormous impact? In a recent issue of MIE Journal , LSC Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs Carol A. Bergman joined Legal Aid... Continue reading >

Bolstering Local Press Coverage of Civil Legal Services

5.11.2017
LSC Director of Communications and Media Relations Carl Rauscher recently joined Legal Services of Eastern Missouri's Dan Glazier and The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland's Melanie Shakarian at the 2017 Equal Justice Conference to discuss bolstering local press coverage by building relationships with... Continue reading >

Remarks by LSC Board Chair John G. Levi | Forum on Increasing Access to Justice

5.3.2017
Good afternoon, and thank you for joining us today for our 6th annual LSC Forum on increasing access to justice. I am John Levi, and it is my honor to serve as the 10th Chairman of the Board of the Legal Services Corporation. I particularly want to thank our host Dean William Treanor and the... Continue reading >

Remarks by LSC Board Chair John G. Levi | Supreme Court Reception

5.3.2017
Good evening. As most of you know, I am John Levi, the 10th Chair of the Legal Services Corporation, and it is my pleasure to welcome you to this reception. That was quite a Forum we had at Georgetown today, wasn’t it? I see that many of the Forum’s outstanding speakers and panelists are still with... Continue reading >

Remarks by LSC Board Chair John G. Levi | Senate Briefing

5.3.2017
Good afternoon and welcome. I am John Levi, the 10th Chair of the Board of the Legal Services Corporation. Thank you for attending this significant briefing on the importance of civil legal aid to American business. I want to thank Alaska Senator Dan Sullivan for helping to make this event possible... Continue reading >

LSC Leaders Council Member Shari Redstone Explains Legal Aid's Importance

4.26.2017
LSC Leaders Council member and Viacom Vice Chair Shari Redstone was honored on April 21 at Variety 's Power of Women event. Each year, Variety highlights five prominent women who are using their influence to bring attention to worthy causes. Redstone was an honoree this year for her work on behalf... Continue reading >

Corporate General Counsel Urge Support for Legal Services Corporation

3.28.2017
On March 28, general counsel from 185 companies penned a letter to Congress in support of the Legal Services Corporation. The signatories are corporate attorneys from leading companies including American Express, General Electric, Google Inc., JP Morgan Chase & Co., Starbucks, and Walt Disney... Continue reading >

ABA President Issues Statement of Support for LSC

3.16.2017
The American Bar Association issued the following statement from their President, Linda Klein, in support of LSC. WASHINGTON, March, 16, 2017 - The American Bar Association is outraged that the administration proposes to eliminate funding for the Legal Services Corporation in its budget and calls... Continue reading >

Former Congressman Artur Davis Writes Article Explaining Legal Aid’s Importance

3.15.2017
Former Congressman and current Legal Services Alabama Executive Director Artur Davis penned a March 13 op-ed explaining legal aid's importance to vulnerable veterans, seniors, and families. He described ways in which legal aid helps level the playing field for low-income Americans and why it... Continue reading >

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