Legal Services Corporation

The Legal Services Corporation is the single largest funder of civil legal services in the nation. Established by Congress, LSC operates as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. The grants are awarded to nonprofit legal aid programs in every state, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. The legal aid programs address the civil legal needs of the elderly, veterans and military families, victims of domestic violence, people with disabilities, tenants and homeowners facing foreclosure or eviction, victims of natural disasters, and others.

Litigants without Lawyers: Equal Justice under Threat in State Courts

 
WASHINGTON-- LSC hosted a congressional briefing on May 21 at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill. Chief Justice Nathan Hecht of the Supreme Court of Texas, and Justices Jess Dickinson of Mississippi, Janice Holder of Tennessee, and Carol Hunstein of Georgia discussed the growing problem of unrepresented litigants at a panel moderated by LSC President James J. Sandman.       
 
All four justices addressed the alarming spike in numbers of litigants without lawyers and its impact on the court-system.
 

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