Day: February 28, 2011

VIDEO: Why LSC Budget Cuts Will Hurt Pro Bono

The PBEye was troubled by a proposal in mid-February in the U.S. House to severely cut the budget of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).  We were then dismayed to learn of House approval of a $70 million cut on Feb. 19, which would be certain to hurt legal services throughout the country. PBI’s President and CEO Esther F. Lardent wrote a column for the March edition of The National Law Journal, explaining how the cuts would have a cascading negative impact on access to justice.  The 136 local legal services programs that receive grants from LSC will have their funding

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