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Sandman Receives Branton Award From Washington Lawyers' Committee

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 7:03pm

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."

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House Passes Funding for LSC After Rejecting Two Amendments

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:17pm

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.

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

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:22pm

WASHINGTON, D.C.

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.

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Supreme Court Justices from Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia Discuss Growing Problem of Unrepresented Litigants at LSC Briefing

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 1:57pm

WASHINGTON, DC - State supreme court justices from four states will gather May 21 on Capitol Hill for a Legal Services Corporation (LSC) briefing, “Litigants without Lawyers: Equal Justice under Threat in State Courts.”

Chief Justice Nathan Hecht of the Supreme Court of Texas and Justices Jess Dickinson of Mississippi, Janice Holder of Tennessee, and Carol Hunstein of Georgia will explore the growing problem of unrepresented litigants during a panel discussion moderated by LSC President James J. Sandman.

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