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Jul 24, 2014 02:18AM

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.


May 29, 2014 03:22PM

LSC President Sandman Appointed to D.C. Access to Justice Commission


The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has appointed Legal Services Corporation (LSC) President James J. Sandman to the D.C. Access to Justice Commission. 

Sandman will serve a three-year term on the 18-member Commission, which was created by the Court in 2005 to help improve the ability of low- and moderate-income residents to access the civil justice system.



Texas RioGrande Legal Aid News Updates
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:36:36 +0000

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…

Jul 09, 2014 10:41AM

Texas Observer ? A High Price to Pay

It took Joel and Estela Acosta a week to move everything out of their home of 16 years. Unable to afford a storage unit, the couple has moved many of their belongings to the yard of a house they?ve rented across the street. That yard is cluttered with cribs piled high with baby clothes, boxes…

Jun 30, 2014 07:33AM

Victoria Advocate ? Victoria attorney honored for poverty law work

The State Bar of Texas recently honored a Victoria attorney for her work protecting impoverished people from debt collectors. To read the entire article, click here.

Jun 24, 2014 02:05PM

UT Law Magazine ? Justice Center?s Graduating Student Awardees Announced

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law honored six graduating students from The University of Texas School of Law?s Class of 2014 for their extraordinary commitment during law school to using the law to serve others. To read the entire article, click here.

Jun 23, 2014 07:55AM

The Monitor ? The Key Man

In Hidalgo County, justice isn?t blind. Judges at the Hidalgo County Courthouse allowed local politicians and power players to hand-pick prospective grand jurors for the March to June term, according to records from the District Clerk?s Office obtained through a public information request. To read the entire article, click here.


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