NOTE: Updates Sept. 4 release with additional speakers; times changed on full schedule (link below).
WASHINGTON ? Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will join more than 100 leaders of the legal community, government, and the private sector September 14-16 at a wide-ranging legal aid conference in Washington to mark the 40th anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation.
WASHINGTON ? The Legal Services Corporation announced plans today to use a $1.2 million two-year grant to foster strong and sustainable relationships between disaster-preparedness organizations and legal service providers in the Midwest.
LSC grantees in ten Midwestern states will be eligible to apply for funding to create a disaster-response plan, and will be selected through a competitive application process.
WASHINGTON ? The Legal Services Corporation announced today that 11 legal aid organizations will receive grants from its new Pro Bono Innovation Fund to support projects that develop replicable innovations in pro bono services for low-income clients.
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.
Taking their studies from the classroom to the community, paralegal students at South Texas College hosted a Power of Attorney Clinic on Sept. 5. Students prepared powers of attorney and living wills for a total of 38 clients of Hidalgo County, saving them an estimated $20,000 in legal fees. To read the entire article, click…
Sometimes, you just don?t know where to turn when faced legal issues. But Spicewood residents can find a little direction at their local library thanks to the innovative Lawyer in the Library program. Read more: http://www.dailytrib.com/2014/08/21/spicewood-community-library-offering-free-monthly-legal-clinics/#ixzz3B8IDu8LV
Como cada año, la temporada de cosecha del chile significa una importante derrama económica para la región sur de Nuevo México. Sin embargo, para los trabajadores del campo la situación ha cambiado poco. To read the entire article, click here.
The San Antonio Bar Association’s Community Justice Program has been recognized by the State Bar of Texas for its work helping low-income residents access legal help. To read the entire story, click here.