Making a Goal Line Stand for Legal Aid


It is rare that the Big Law community comes together over issues. The fact that over 150 firms have done so should send a message underlining the importance we place on this issue.
Column (NATIONAL)

Stephen Poor
Bloomberg
March 15, 2017
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Tags: Funding: Federal

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC)


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The concerns expressed succinctly by Coach Harbaugh are shared by many of us in the Big Law community. Those concerns over the level of funding for the LSC — which started even before the most recent rumors of eliminating the LSC entirely — have led to over 150 Big Law firms submitting a letter to Mick Mulvaney, the Director of OMB, in support of continued LSC funding.

We make a variety of points, such as the clear return on investment derived from support for legal aid.