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LSC provides grants to nonprofits nationwide that in turn provide civil legal aid to those who otherwise can’t afford it. The beneficiaries of LSC funding include homeless veterans, low-income workers and victims of domestic abuse. The law firms made the case that defunding LSC would greatly impair legal services provided by nonprofit groups as well as private pro bono lawyers. “Eliminating the Legal Services Corporation will not only imperil the ability of civil legal aid organizations to serve Americans in need, it will also vastly diminish the private bar’s capacity to help these individuals,” the letter said.Brenda Sapino Jeffreys
March 9, 2017
Leaders of more than 150 U.S. law firms with offices in all 50 states sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget Thursday, urging it to continue funding the Legal Services Corp.
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