Jim Sandman, president of the Legal Services Corp., said he expects Congress will ignore Trump’s budget and grant his organization’s full request for $502.7 million.
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March 16, 2017
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Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
“We represent a fundamental American value — equal justice,” said Sandman. “That’s a value as old as the republic itself. Congress understands that.”
He added, “This isn’t some nice-to-have program. It’s a must-have if we believe we are a nation with justice for all.”
Since 1974, the organization, which is set up as an independent corporation, has been funded by Congress to provide low-income people across the country with lawyers. Every year, its staff works on domestic abuse and child custody cases, elder abuse, foreclosure and eviction, consumer fraud and other cases.