Trump budget hits legal aid and public service sectors

Conversely, the LSC is confident Congress would continue to allocate funding as it has for the last 42 years.

News Story (Indiana, NATIONAL)

Marilyn Odendahl
Indiana Lawyer
May 24, 2017

Tags: Funding: Federal

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC), American Bar Association (ABA), Indiana Legal Services (ILS)


“I have been very encouraged by the strong, bipartisan expression of support for LSC funding from many members of Congress over the past few months,” said LSC President James Sandman in a statement. “I am optimistic that Congress will continue to recognize that funding civil legal aid nationally is effective, efficient, and a good investment.”
For the current fiscal year, the LSC has received $385 million. It has requested $527.8 million for fiscal year 2018 which, the corporation maintained, is in response to the overwhelming need for civil legal services in the country. About 60.6 million people, or almost 20 percent of the U.S. population, are eligible for LSC-funded legal services.