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Jul 29, 2014 08:09AM

Jul 24, 2014 03:16PM

LSC: 40 Years of Championing Equal Access to Justice

Washington, DC ? The Legal Services Corporation (LSC), the single largest funder of civil legal aid in the country, marks its 40th anniversary on July 25.

LSC will commemorate this milestone beginning with a three-day event bringing together a wide range of legal, government, corporate, and philanthropic leaders to shine a light on the challenges and opportunities facing civil legal aid in America. The 40th Anniversary Kick-Off will be held Sept. 14-16 at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington, DC.


Jul 16, 2014 09:58AM

LSC to Honor Four Iowa Attorneys and Des Moines-Based Firm for Pro Bono Service

WASHINGTON ? In recognition of their extraordinary commitment to equal justice, the national Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Board of Directors will present on July 21 its Pro Bono Service Award to four Iowans and the firm of Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts. The awards ceremony will take place at 6p.m. at the Davis Brown law firm, 215 10th Street in Des Moines.
The 2014 LSC Pro Bono Service Award Reception will be held in conjunction with LSC?s Board of Directors? quarterly meeting.

Jul 16, 2014 09:45AM

Leading Jurists from Six States Gather in Des Moines for LSC Board Meeting

WASHINGTON ? Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins and Judge Robert W. Pratt of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa will join Supreme Court justices from five other states at Drake Law School in Des Moines on July 21 for panel discussions on civil legal aid.
The forum is being held in conjunction with the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Board of Directors? quarterly meeting.

Jun 18, 2014 07:03PM

Sandman Receives Branton Award From Washington Lawyers' Committee

Legal Services Corporation President James J. Sandman received the 2014 Wiley A. Branton Award today for his public service and advocacy of pro bono legal services.   

Presented by the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, the award recognizes members of the legal and civil rights advocacy community whose efforts mirror the deep commitment to equal justice exemplified by distinguished civil rights attorney Wiley A. Branton, Sr.

"It's a great honor for me to receive an award from an organization as preeminent as the  Washington Lawyers' Committee and named after the great civil rights hero, Wiley Branton," said Sandman. "I don't think I deserve it, but I'm going to try to earn it."


May 30, 2014 01:17PM

House Passes Funding for LSC After Rejecting Two Amendments

WASHINGTON, DC --The U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation early Friday that provides $350 million for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in Fiscal Year 2015. The measure passed by a vote of 321-87.

The Commerce, Justice, Science & Related Agencies (CJS) FY 2015 Appropriations bill would cut current funding by $15 million but is $50 million more than the House voted to allocate last year.



Texas RioGrande Legal Aid News Updates
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:07:25 +0000

Jul 24, 2014 08:04AM

In These Times ? Don?t Celebrate Yet: Warning Letter Didn?t Halt Wage Theft in New Mexico Fields

Following an investigation I conducted for In These Times last year that exposed wage theft in New Mexico?s chile fields, it looked as though New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (DWS) was taking action to ensure that chileros (chile pickers) and other farmworkers in the state were finally going to get the pay they?re legally…

Jul 24, 2014 08:02AM

UT Law Magazine ? Equal Justice Works Selects Three Graduates for Competitive Fellowships

Equal Justice Works, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization, awarded two-year fellowships to three recent graduates of The University of Texas School of Law. Gonzalo Serrano, ?14, Erin Gaines, ?13, and Megan Sheffield, ?13, were among nearly 60 fellows selected nationwide for the Equal Justice Works Fellowship Class of 2014. To read the entire article, click…

Jul 24, 2014 08:00AM

Texas Tribune ? Drinking Water Systems Draw Federal Concerns

More than 310 public drinking water systems in Texas ? nearly 4.5 percent of the state’s regulated public water systems ? have quality issues that haven?t been adequately addressed, federal officials told the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality this year. That is the highest percentage in the nation, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. To read the entire article,…

Jul 24, 2014 07:55AM

UT Law Magazine ? Rapoport Center Announces 2014 Summer and Fall Fellows

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice selected 11 University of Texas School of Law students for summer and fall Rapoport Center fellowships. The fellows will work with non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations in the United States and abroad on a variety of projects including: protecting the fundamental rights of refugees, providing…

Jul 11, 2014 09:20AM

KRGV ? Woman Confused about Eviction Notice

Who’s my landlord? That’s the question one McAllen woman is asking. The man she is paying rent to wants her to stay, but an attorney who she has never met served her with a notice to vacate. She called Five On Your Side to sort out the mess. To read the entire article and watch…


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