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.
WASHINGTON ? Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins and Judge Robert W. Pratt of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa joined 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 Legal Services Corporation (LSC) held the forum in conjunction with the Board of Directors? quarterly meeting.
WASHINGTON ? In recognition of their extraordinary commitment to equal justice, the national Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Board of Directors presented on July 21 its Pro Bono Service Award to four Iowans and the firm of Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts. The awards ceremony took place at 6p.m. at the Davis Brown law firm, 215 10th Street in Des Moines.
The 2014 LSC Pro Bono Service Award Reception was held in conjunction with LSC?s Board of Directors? quarterly meeting.
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."
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.
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.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas ? August 7, 2014 ? Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) has honored three San Antonio attorneys for their commitment to providing free legal services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The attorneys were among a group of one dozen lawyers recognized at TRLA?s 14th Annual Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault…