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Legal Services Corporation

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Millions of low-income families across our country are more in need than ever of service-oriented lawyers to help them cope with legal issues in a deepening recession. They need lawyers who provide legal assistance to families who cannot afford to pay for attorneys to help them navigate a variety of civil legal challenges, including foreclosure, landlord-tenant issues, government assistance eligibility, family law issues and consumer issues. Expectations that the latest unemployment numbers due out later this week will be the worst yet recorded in the Bush recession that began in December 2007 is putting even more pressure on ...
to those who otherwise would be unable to afford it. The LSC was created in 1974 with bipartisan congressional sponsorship and the support of the Nixon administration , and is funded through the congressional appropriations process. LSC has a board of eleven directors, appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the United States Senate , that set LSC policy. By law the board is bipartisan; no more than six can come from the same party. 1 LSC has a president and other officers who implement those policies and oversee the corporation's operations. For 2007, LSC had a budget of some $350 million to allow ...
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President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts, 7/22/10
President Obama said, “Both Howard and Elaine will bring sound judgment and tremendous dedication to these important roles, and I am grateful they have agreed to lend their talents to this administration. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.” President Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key administration posts: Howard L. Gottlieb, Appointee for Member, President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities Howard Gottlieb is the General Partner of Glen Eagle Partners, Ltd., a family private investment firm.  He was a founding partner of Glenwood ... market research, surveys and trends
NORTH CAROLINA PREPAID 7 50 LEGAL SERVICES PLAN
Legal Services Corporation, I hereby authorize my employer, as my agent, to deduct ... Filename : pplegal1.pdf Publisher : nccourts.org Found at Tuesday, 20 Jul 2010 GMT Further searches : north carolina prepaid 7 50 legal services plan ... market research, surveys and trends

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While the Legal Services Corporation cannot accomplish this alone, ..... The findings of the ABA study suggest that 20 percent, or four million prob- ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
LSC: What is LSC?
LSC operates as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. LSC distributes more than 95 percent of its total funding to 136 independent nonprofit legal aid programs with more than 900 offices that provide legal assistance to low-income individuals and families throughout the nation. LSC promotes equal access to justice by awarding grants to legal services providers through a competitive grants process; conducting compliance reviews and program visits to oversee program quality and compliance with ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
RELATED NEWS
New Evidence Shows Fraud, Inefficiency Among Legal Services Grantees
Misuse of Legal Services Corporation funds is nothing new. The most publicized cases typically involve lawsuits by affiliated nonprofit legal groups that run contrary to the LSC charter. Recent months, however, have witnessed a different kind of problem: use of public money for private pleasure. New reports by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the LSC Office of Inspector General, plus a lengthy summary article by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Public Integrity , highlight acts of theft or excessive spending at recipient organizations of LSC funds and a lack of internal controls by top LSC officials. As the ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
MAN GETS PRISON FOR FRAUD SCHEME INVOLVING VETERANS' DISABILITY CLAIMS
Leo G. Alvarado was sentenced to 54 months in federal prison for stealing funds allocated to serve the legal needs of indigent veterans.   NOTE from Larry Scott, VA Watchdog dot Org ... The following is from a Department of Justice press release. ------------------------- FORMER TEXAS RIO GRANDE LEGAL AID PARALEGAL SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR FRAUD SCHEME INVOLVING VETERAN DISABILITY CLAIMS http://www.justice.gov/usao/txw/press_rele ases/2010/Alvarado_SA_fraud_sen.pdf   United States Attorney John E. Murphy; Jeffrey Schanz, Inspector ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Report to the Subcommittee on ...
LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION. OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL. Report to the ..... the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). The complaint alleges California Rural ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
LSC — Legal Services Corporation: America's Partner for Equal Justice
The Senate Appropriations Committee on July 22 approved $430 million in Fiscal Year 2011 funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). Of that amount, $401.7 million would provide grants for the delivery of civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. LSC's Board of Directors has approved creation of an independent task force to review and make recommendations to the Board regarding LSC's fiscal oversight responsibilities and how LSC conducts fiscal oversight of its grantees. The Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation has announced the selection of search consultants Ellen Brown and Dale Jones of ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION v. VELAZQUEZ
NOTE:  Where it is feasible, a syllabus (headnote) will be released, as is being done in connection with this case, at the time the opinion is issued. The syllabus constitutes no part of the opinion of the Court but has been prepared by the Reporter of Decisions for the convenience of the reader. See United States v. Detroit Timber & Lumber Co ., 200 U.S. 321 , 337. The Legal Services Corporation Act authorizes petitioner Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to local grantee organizations providing free legal assistance to indigent clients in, inter alia, welfare benefits claims. In ...
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Good afternoon mnradi-ga! I would like to give you a bit of information concerning the Summons you received. First, please let me clarify that I am not an attorney; however, I am a paralegal, have worked in the law field for many years, and have a good understanding of Court pleadings. All civil cases begin when the Plaintiff files a written document called a Complaint (or, in some kinds of cases, a Petition) along with a Praecipe for Summons with the court. The Clerk of the Court issues a summons that is served on the Defendant along with a copy of the Complaint. The Defendant has THIRTY DAYS to file an ANSWER with the ...
Low cost or pro bono legal aid for domestic violence / abuse ...
My friend and her ex-boyfriend got in a fight, he got violent and beat her up pretty bad. She got in the car with their baby and fled cross-country to stay with her parents. There is a hearing next month to determine custody of the child, and she doesn't want to lose the kid to what is likely going to be an abusive father. Lawyer up, right? Problem is, not a lot of money. Can you point me to any organizations in California that provide pro-bono / sliding-scale / low-cost legal aid services for abused women? So, my friend and her (now-ex) boyfriend had a child together and were living together in Fairfield, CA. In ...