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Spending Bill Increases Funding for LSC, Supports New Pro Bono Program

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 3:04pm

Washington, DC: The $1.1 trillion dollar federal spending bill signed into law late last week increases funding for the Legal Services Corporation by $25 million, including support for a new grant program, the Pro Bono Innovation Fund.

The $365 million allocated to LSC in the Consolidated Appropriations Act for FY 2014 represents an overall increase of 7 percent from FY 2013.

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Texas Access To Justice Foundation Marks 30th Anniversary, Joins With LSC For Panel, Texas Pro Bono Service Awards

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:55am

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation will kick off celebration of its 30th anniversary on Jan. 23 by hosting a panel discussion on the evolution of legal services in the state and by joining with the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to recognize six Texas lawyers for exemplary pro bono service.

Along with LSC, the LBJ Library’s Future Forum and the State Bar of Texas are co-sponsoring the event.

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Texas Chief Justice Joins Senior Jurists at LSC Panel; Miers Addresses Luncheon

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:54am

WASHINGTON— Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht of the Texas Supreme Court will join jurists from five states at a panel discussion in Austin hosted by the national Legal Services Corporation (LSC) on Jan. 24 at the Supreme Court of Texas Courtroom, 201 West 14th Street. 

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LSC General Counsel Flagg Appointed to D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 10:08am

WASHINGTON--The District of Columbia Bar has appointed Legal Services Corporation General Counsel Ronald Flagg to the D.C. Judicial Nomination Commission. The seven-person commission, which vets candidates for District of Columbia courts, also includes members appointed by the mayor, D.C. Council, White House, and chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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Summit Report Outlines New Ways Technology Can Expand Access to Justice

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 9:11am

WASHINGTON--The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) today released the report of a national summit on ways to use technology to provide all Americans some form of effective assistance with essential civil legal needs.

More than 75 representatives of legal aid programs, courts, government, and business as well as technology experts, academics, and private practitioners convened at two sessions in 2012 and 2013 to explore the many ways technology can expand access to justice.

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