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LawNY gets technology grant

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Legal Assistance of Western New York (LawNY) has been awarded a $192,400 Technology Initiative Grant (TIG) from the Legal Services Corporation to improve the organization’s use of technology in helping low-income individuals with civil legal needs. The TIG program supports ...

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RBBA President’s Message: Congress needs to keep funding Legal Service Corporation

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There are times in every nation’s development wherein the citizens must assess the values they seek to promote. Joe Biden once said, “Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget and I’ll tell you what you value.” In ...

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Bar Association opposes Legal Services Corporation funding cut

The Monroe County Bar Association has announced its opposition to a federal budget proposal to eliminate the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). The independent nonprofit LSC was established by Congress in 1974 to provide financial support for civil legal services to low-income Americans. LSC ...

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House spending bill cuts LSC budget

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation that would cut funding for the Legal Services Corporation in fiscal 2016 by $75 million. The measure passed by a vote of 242-183. The Commerce, Justice, Science & Related Agencies fiscal ...

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LSC honors pro bono service

Six New York attorneys and three law firms will be recognized by the Legal Services Corporation on Monday for their extraordinary commitment to equal justice. Among them will be East Rochester attorney Frank Beretta, and Kevin Kearney of the Buffalo office ...

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LSC president appointed to commission

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has appointed Legal Services Corporation President James J. Sandman to the D.C. Access to Justice Commission. Sandman will serve a three-year term on the 18-member commission which was created by the court in ...

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Spending bill increases LSC funding

The $1.1 trillion dollar federal spending bill signed into law late last week increases funding for the Legal Services Corporation by $25 million, including support for a new grant program, the Pro Bono Innovation Fund. The $365 million allocated to ...

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New ways technology can expand access to justice

The Legal Services Corporation has released a report of a national summit on ways to use technology to provide all Americans some form of effective assistance with essential civil legal needs. More than 75 representatives of legal aid programs, courts, ...

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LSC names new VP of legal affairs

Ronald S. Flagg, senior counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Sidley Austin LLP, is the Legal Services Corporation’s new vice president for legal affairs, general counsel and corporate secretary. His appointment has been unanimously approved by the LSC board ...

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LSC welcomes Wendy Rhein

Wendy L. Rhein has joined the staff of the Legal Services Corporation as its chief development officer, responsible for providing strategic planning and management of LSC’s private fundraising efforts. With more than a dozen years of development, communications and branding ...

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Sandman selected for Council of Lawyers’ Award

Legal Services Corporation President James J. Sandman will receive the 2012 Washington Council of Lawyers’ Presidents’ Award, recognizing exceptional commitment to public service, pro bono and the public interest community. The award will be among those presented Dec. 4 at ...

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