The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is a federally funded program that supports free legal services programs in all corners of all 50 states. Civil legal aid ensures fairness for all in the justice system regardless of income. It provides access to legal help to keep homes out of foreclosure, protect Social Security funds needed to buy food, assist veterans with problems after discharge from service, help students manage their debt, and stop abusers from stalking victims of domestic violence, to name a few. Rural areas, in particular, rely very heavily, if not exclusively, on civil legal aid programs.
- Press Release: Trump Reverse Robin Hood Budget Would Kill Bipartisan Programs that Protect Vulnerable Seniors, Veterans, Working Families, March 16, 2017
Comments and Letters
- Comments to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget Opposing Proposed Changes to the federal poverty line adjustment methodology (Directive No. 14, “Consumer Inflation Measures Produced by Federal Statistical Agencies,” Docket No. OMB-2019-0002), June 21, 2019