General Counsel Request More Funding for Legal Services Corp.

This is the third year in a row that the Trump administration has threatened to defund LSC, the nation’s single largest sponsor of civil legal aid, despite bipartisan support for the group.

News Story (NATIONAL)

Melissa Heelan Stanzione
April 29, 2019

Tags: Funding: Federal

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC)


“The federal investment in civil legal aid brings our country closer to meeting its foundational promise of equal justice for all,” said the letter from the legal department leaders.

Without access to justice, unresolved legal issues result in harmful, “unnecessary and life-altering consequences,” it said.

“The General Counsel letter reflects broad recognition across the business community that an accessible system of justice, including legal aid for those who can’t afford to pay for legal assistance, is essential to the rule of law, is a good investment, and is a non-partisan, American value,” LSC President James J. Sandman said in an email.