News Story (NATIONAL)
Eleanor J. Bader
March 11, 2018
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Tags: Funding: Federal
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation of Delaware (LSCD), Legal Services Corporation (LSC), Community Legal Aid Society (Delaware), Legal Services NYC (LSNYC), Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
Legal Services Corporation-funded offices hope Congress will do the same for them. And while outside grants to shore up online information and telephone help lines have been secured, it is up to Congress to restore LSC funding for brick-and-mortar offices, or destroy this essential anti-poverty program.
LSC President Jim Sandman sounds remarkably unfazed by the latter possibility. “I’m an optimist,” he says. “Educating members of both houses of Congress is key. When people understand the role of civil legal services, when they understand the merit of equal justice for the poor, they support the program.”