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 is fully funded.

This week, more than 260 general counsel and chief legal officers signed a letterdelivered to Congress advocating for LSC funding for FY2020. An impressive group of leaders, representing legal departments diverse in size, geography, and industry, joined this effort.

As the largest funder of civil legal aid in the U.S., LSC is the cornerstone of ensuring access to justice in the U.S., providing resources and financial support to more than 130 legal aid organizations around the country that serve individuals and communities in need, as well as resources for pro bono volunteers from law firms and legal departments.

Last year, a similar effort in response to the budget proposal to eliminate LSC gathered over 250 general counsel and chief legal officers who joined a letter to Congress to support the continued funding of LSC. Congress and the President ultimately approved a new spending package that increased LSC funding for FY2019. CPBO is proud to support LSC in this effort to secure funding and will continue working with the in-house community and our partners in access to justice to ensure that justice for all is a reality. For more information about LSC and the efforts to secure LSC’s funding, contact CPBO at

Read the full letter here.