WASHINGTON ? The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced the launch of the G. Duane Vieth Leadership Development Program, LSC?s first national grant initiative to support training in leadership skills in the field of civil legal aid. The program is generously funded by The Arnold & Porter LLP Foundation.
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.
WASHINGTON ? Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, leading judges, attorneys, and technology experts will gather at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables on January 23 for panel discussions on civil legal aid and technology.
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is hosting the forum in conjunction with its Board of Directors? quarterly meeting.
WASHINGTON ? The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Board of Directors will present its Pro Bono Service Award to a Tampa judge, five Florida attorneys, and the Miami office of Holland & Knight in recognition of their extraordinary commitment to equal justice on January 23rd. The awards ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. at the University of Miami School of Law?s Alma Jennings Foundation Student Lounge in Coral Gables.
WASHINGTON ? The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced that Iowa Legal Aid and Legal Aid of Nebraska will receive grants from its new Midwest Legal Disaster Coordination Fund to support projects that develop coordinated plans between disaster preparedness organizations and legal service providers in the Midwest.
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