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More than 200 legal department leaders call on Congress to fund the Legal Services Corporation

For the fourth year in a row, legal department leaders have rallied in support of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), the largest funder of civil legal aid in the United States, following a proposal by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to eliminate LSC’s funding for the upcoming fiscal year.  Pro Bono Institute (PBI) […]

http://thepbeye.probonoinst.org/2020/06/29/more-than-200-legal-department-leaders-call-on-congress-to-fund-the-legal-services-corporation/

Chief Legal Officers Advocate for Funding of Legal Services Corporation

For the third year in a row, in response to the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) proposal to eliminate Legal Services Corporation (LSC), Corporate Pro Bono (CPBO), the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), and the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) worked with the in-house community to gather the support to ensure LSC […]

http://thepbeye.probonoinst.org/2019/05/01/chief-legal-officers-advocate-for-funding-of-legal-services-corporation/

VIDEO: WDPB – Jim Sandman, Legal Services Corporation

As in-house legal departments have shown us increasingly in recent years, pro bono is not just for law firms. But pro bono still reaches even further than that into public interest groups and government, which also play a crucial role in increasing access to justice. For  example, the Legal Services Corporation is the single largest […]

http://thepbeye.probonoinst.org/2012/04/18/video-wdpb-jim-sandman-legal-services-corporation/

The Cost of Driving in America: Criminalization of Poverty through Fines and Fees

“The biggest problem you’ve probably never heard of affects over 10 million people in the United States.” Millions of Americans are entangled in a little-publicized, economic and legal catch-22 that impedes their ability to earn a living and meet basic family and personal needs. The problem? Over 11 million driver’s license suspensions across the nation […]

http://thepbeye.probonoinst.org/2020/06/19/the-cost-of-driving-in-america-criminalization-of-poverty-through-fines-and-fees/

A Shift to Service: Adapting to the Values of the Millennial Generation

A Focus on Service and How Pro Bono Work May Help In recent years, companies have focused increasingly on social responsibility and volunteerism within the professional sector. It’s no coincidence that this shift comes as the Millennial Generation, those individuals born between approximately 1981 and 1996, has assumed a prominent role within the workplace. According […]

http://thepbeye.probonoinst.org/2019/08/23/a-shift-to-service-adapting-to-the-values-of-the-millennial-generation/

Comcast NBCUniversal Spotlights Pro Bono Engagement At All-Hands Day

There are many people who would like to do pro bono, but then have excuses at the ready for why it’s not the right time or opportunity. Sometimes, even when our hearts are in the right place, we need to change our way of thinking to spur a change in action. At an attorney all-hands […]

http://thepbeye.probonoinst.org/2019/01/17/comcast-nbcuniversal-spotlights-pro-bono-engagement-at-all-hands-day/

Hundreds of CLOs and Managing Partners Show Support for Funding LSC

Yesterday, 251 Chief Legal Officers and General Counsel from across the country joined a letter in support of an increase in funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), the largest funder of civil legal aid programs in the U.S. The letter was part of a nationwide campaign to secure LSC funding for FY2019. A similar […]

http://thepbeye.probonoinst.org/2018/04/18/pbi-stands-in-support-of-increased-legal-services-corporation-funding/

Measuring the Justice Gap

Last week, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) released a report, “The Justice Gap: Measuring the Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-Income Americans,”  which is the result of a survey conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago of 2,000 Americans living at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Level.  The report takes a detailed […]

http://thepbeye.probonoinst.org/2017/06/22/measuring-the-justice-gap/

It’s Pro Bono Podcast Monday

Don’t miss the latest episode of the Law Firm Pro Bono Project’s podcast, the Pro Bono Happy Hour, featuring Ronald Flagg of the Legal Services Corporation. Ron talks to us about his career, his transition to LSC from private practice, his experience leading a law firm pro bono program while he was at Sidley Austin*†, […]

http://thepbeye.probonoinst.org/2017/06/19/its-pro-bono-podcast-monday-50/

CLO Letter in Support of Funding LSC Reaches 195 Signatories

In response to The White House Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) recommendation to eliminate federal funding for the Legal Services Corp. (LSC) for FY18, 195 chief legal officers and general counsel from across the U.S. have signed their names to a letter in support of funding LSC at $450 million for the next fiscal year. […]

http://thepbeye.probonoinst.org/2017/04/18/clo-letter-in-support-of-funding-lsc-reaches-195-signatories/

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