Legal Aid Org’s Departing Chief Praised For Funding Boost

Sandman said that his time at LSC had been “very rewarding,” and that after leaving he hopes to teach and to find other ways to contribute to the cause of access to justice.

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Emma Cueto
January 26, 2020

Tags: LSC Funding

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC)


Although President Donald Trump’s proposed budget has recommended defunding LSC, the organization received a record $440 million in 2018, with Saunders and others crediting Sandman’s ability to effectively convince lawmakers of the importance of legal aid.

Judy Perry Martinez, the president of the American Bar Association, said that Sandman had the ability to tell the story of legal aid providers and their clients in a way that drove home how crucial the services are.

“He told [audiences] about what people who LSC served were facing every day,” she said. “One of his most impactful skills is that he tells those stories because he understands the people who LSC’s grantees serve.”