More Than 150 Law Firm Leaders Urge Govt to Continue Funding of Legal Services

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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Brenda Sapino Jeffreys
March 9, 2017

Tags: Funding: Federal

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC)


In the letter, which is addressed to OMB, director John Michael Mulvaney, the law firm chairs and managing partners said that lawyers in their firms provide millions of hours of free pro bono service “to individuals in desperate need of assistance,” noting that they do this by working closely with independent legal aid agencies around the country that are funded by the LSC.

“Our ability to provide pro bono legal services is directly dependent on partnership with legal aid organizations,” they wrote.