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Our Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) Conference is the only national event focused exclusively on the use of technology in the legal aid community. The conference provides a unique opportunity to learn about effective uses of technology in legal aid, network with a national community of colleagues and cultivate project ideas that could lead to successful TIG applications.
“The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) hosted the Annual Black History Month celebration on February 19 th . The theme was “2015: A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture” and...
The D.C. Bar today named Legal Services Corporation (LSC) President Jim Sandman as the 2015 recipient of its William J. Brennan Jr. Award for his commitment in pursuing equal justice and opportunity...
The 2015 Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) Conference , held in January in San Antonio, Texas, was LSC’s most successful and well-attended technology event yet. The conference once again...
Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht called on lawmakers to continue supporting legal aid for the poor in his State of the Judiciary address on Wednesday, February 18th. “Legal aid...
WASHINGTON – The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) asked Congress for $486.9 million for Fiscal Year 2016, approximately the same level of funding requested for the past two years. “LSC and its grantees have made a crucial difference in the lives of millions of Americans, helping them with civil legal matters that go to the very heart of their safety and security,” said LSC Board Chair John G. Levi. “Our budget request recognizes the vital need for adequate funding of civil legal aid while balancing that request against the current budgetary realities.” The LSC budget request included $5 million each for: LSC’s Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) program. Since 2000, the TIG program has funded more than 570 legal technology projects, allowing LSC grantees to expand the delivery of legal aid services through statewide websites, enhanced case management systems, and other innovative methods. LSC’s Pro Bono Innovation Fund (PBIF), a competitive grant program supporting collaborative legal aid projects that develop replicable innovations in pro bono services for low-income clients. Many of the projects use emerging technology to reach rural populations, and create extensive partnerships with local law schools, community organizations, and corporate attorneys.
(This article was originally published on the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership blog "Bridging the Divide: Trends, Topics and Tips in Medical-Legal Partnership".) - See more at...
. Senator Angus King (I-ME) issued a letter to his Senate colleagues in support of StatesideLegal.org , the first website in the nation to focus exclusively on federal legal rights and resources...

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