Legal Services Corporation (LSC)

Description

LSC is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the nation. Established in 1974, 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 90 percent of its total funding to 134 independent nonprofit legal aid programs with more than 800 offices.

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 statutory and regulatory requirements as well as restrictions that accompany LSC funding, and by providing training and technical assistance to programs. LSC encourages programs to leverage limited resources by partnering and collaborating with other funders of civil legal aid, including state and local governments, Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts (IOLTA), access to justice commissions, the private bar, philanthropic foundations, and the business community.

The Corporation is headed by a bipartisan board of directors whose 11 members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

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Addresses

  3333 K St. NW, 3rd Fl. Washington, DC 20007    Map this

Contact Numbers

(202) 295-1500
Fax:  (202) 337-6797

Board of Directors

Chairman - John G. Levi
Vice Chair - Martha Minow
Robert J. Grey, Jr.
Harry J. F. Korrell, III
Victor B. Maddox
Laurie Mikva
Father Pius Pietrzyk, O.P.
Julie A. Reiskin
Gloria Valencia-Weber

Personnel

James J. Sandman , President.