Congress gives $410 million to Legal Services Corp.


Significantly, the rise in appropriation comes after the Trump Administration proposed defunding LSC completely.
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Marilyn Odendahl
Indiana Lawyer
March 23, 2018
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Tags: Funding: Federal

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC)


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In its fiscal year 2018 budget proposal, the White House eliminated funding for 19 agencies, including LSC.“The ABA is encouraged that Congress sees the importance of LSC in the lives of their constituents,” ABA president Hilarie Bass said in a statement.

Bass said the LSC helps more than 1.8 million low-income Americans with their civil legal problems involving domestic violence, disaster relief, housing, veteran benefits and child custody. The additional funding will enable the civil legal aid organization to assist at least another 100,000 individuals.