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Updated July 1, 2009 - The 2007/2008 Georgia Legal Needs Study was presented to the public for the first time on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at the Georgia Civil Legal Needs Summit. The event was held at the State Bar of Georgia headquarters in Atlanta, and was presented via webinar to the Tifton and Coastal Georgia satellite State Bar offices. Over 55 attendees, primarily from the Georgia legal community, received a copy of the report and a summary of the findings of the study. A panel discussion was also held regarding current access to justice initiatives taking place in Georgia. Former Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears delivered ...
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 ...
Indiana Legal Services - Homeless Prevention - Equal Justice Works ...
Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (ILS) is a statewide, not-for-profit organization that provides free legal services to eligible clients in civil cases through eight (8) branch offices. ILS is funded by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), seven (7) United Ways, nine (9) Area Agencies on Aging and approximately twenty (20) other funding sources. POSITION SUMMARY : Homeless Prevention in Rental Housing Fellow The Homeless Prevention in Rental Housing Fellow provides legal help and information for renters getting Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP) assistance in Indiana through Continuum of Care (CoC) regions ... market research, surveys and trends
Commentary: A Call for Change on Legal Services Corporation ...
For the past 14 years, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), which funds legal services for the poor, has been forced by Congress to place severe restrictions on legal aid programs that receive LSC funds. These restrictions also extend to non-federal funds raised by legal services programs. Since their passage, the restrictions have been plagued by repeated First Amendment questions and have sparked calls for change. Background on the LSC Funding Restrictions The LSC Act specifically prohibits organizations receiving LSC funding from using LSC or private funds to engage in: political activities; most criminal cases; ... market research, surveys and trends


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
Essential Legal Services: Funding the Legal Services Corporation
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 ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate, 6/28/10
Richard Christman, of Kentucky, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for the remainder of the term expiring October 6, 2012, vice Tom Osborne, resigned.                Jane D. Hartley, of New York, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service for a term expiring October 6, 2014, vice Donna N. Williams, resigned. Robert Porter Jackson, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Tribe: Gap in Justice a 'Dramatically Understated' Crisis
Laurence Tribe, senior counselor for Access to Justice, speaks at the American Constitution Society National Conference. (photo by Channing Turner / Main Justice) Laurence Tribe , the former Harvard Law School professor and recently appointed senior counsel at the Department of Justice, continued his public campaign to bring attention to indigent defense issues Friday, calling Americans’ access to justice a “dramatically understated” crisis. Tribe — who moved to the Justice Department earlier this year to head up the department’s Access to Justice initiative, which focuses on access to counsel for the poor — ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Congress, in creating the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in 1974, determined that ..... While the Legal Services Corporation cannot accomplish this alone, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
LSC — Legal Services Corporation: America's Partner for Equal Justice
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies approved a $440 million Fiscal Year 2011 budget for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) on June 29. The funding increase was announced by Rep. Alan B. Mollohan (D-W.Va.), chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee, and represents a nearly 5 percent increase in the LSC budget. President Obama has announced his final two appointees for the Board of Directors of LSC. They are Harry Korrell, a partner in a Seattle law firm, and the Rev. Joseph Pius Pietrzyk of Zanesville, Ohio. John G. Levi, Chairman of LSC's Board of Directors, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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 ...
What are my options????
Do you have the emotional makeup to undergo the stress successfully? You may be in psychic pain for a long, long time. You ought to talk to a physician to receive some medication to lower your level of stress. You need to keep yourself healthy. Have you considered a compromise position? If you lack the resources to see this through to the end, you might want to play "Let’s Make a Deal?" before things get any worse between you. At what age can the child choose which parent to live with? I ask this because if the child is a year or so from being able to decide which parent to live with, you might need to rethink your strategy.
Legal help in Suffolk County, NY | Ask MetaFilter
I hope you all don't get frustrated with me for this question. I don't have a lot of details, just what I found out during a teary phone conversation with a relative. I'm looking for some basic resources to pass along to them to make them to help them out. In short, a relative has broken their lease in Suffolk County, NY and is being sued by their former landlord for $10,000 in damages and owed rent. I am not sure why they broke the lease, but I don't believe that infestation or unsafe living conditions were a part of it. Can anyone recommend some pro bono or legal society type things in the area that may be ...