Amid another call for defunding, LSC asking for an increase

LSC leaders are confident of continued support from both sides of the aisle on Capitol Hill but the organization is asking for more money even though it may still get a funding cut in fiscal year 2018.

News Story (Indiana)

Marilyn Odendahl
Indiana Lawyer
February 20, 2018

Tags: Funding: Federal

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


“I am optimistic that Congress will continue to fund LSC because LSC promotes the most fundamental of American values – equal justice under the law,” said LSC president Him Sandman in a press release.  “…LSC has had broad bipartisan support on Capitol Hill for more than 40 years. And we have it now.”

Jon Laramore, executive director of Indiana Legal Services which receives funding from LSC, echoed Sandman.

“LSC has received strong bipartisan support from the legal community over the past few months, and I’m hopeful its funding will not be decreased in the 2018 or 2019 budgets,” Laramore said.