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Legal Services Corporation


Historical Note

From Wikipedia:

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is a publicly funded, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation established by the United States Congress. It seeks to ensure equal access to justice under the law for all Americans by providing funding for civil legal aid to those who otherwise would be unable to afford it. The LSC was created in 1974 with bipartisan congressional sponsorship and the support of the Nixon administration, and is funded through the congressional appropriations process.

LSC has a board of eleven directors, appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the United States Senate, that set LSC policy. By law the board is bipartisan; no more than six members can come from the same party. LSC has a president and other officers who implement those policies and oversee the corporation's operations.

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Askew, Hulett "Bucky" -- Interview by Victor Geminiani, 1991 Jul 22

Identifier: NEJL-009.012
Scope and Contents In the interview, Hulett “Bucky” Askew recalls how he first got involved with legal services during law school at Emory in Atlanta, Georgia, when he worked in the Atlanta Legal Aid Office as part of his requirements for graduation. He discusses how he went to Washington, DC, to work for the OEO Legal Services Program in early 1969 as the Special Assistant to the Director of the Office of Health Affairs, which he called the “most formative and critical experience” of his life. He became...
Dates: 1991 Jul 22

Bamberger, Clinton "Clint" -- Interview by Christopher Brown, 2002 Jun 04

Identifier: NEJL-009.053
Scope and Contents Clint Bamberger discusses his early career; his involvement in Brady v. Maryland and the impact of the case; his recruitment to the OEO by Howard Westwood; his unsuccessful campaign for Maryland Attorney General; his teaching career; his work as the Executive VP of the Legal Services Corporation; his departure for the LSI; and the Reggie program.He also discusses major challenges for legal services throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including the CRLA controversy and the reduction...
Dates: 2002 Jun 04

Bennett, H. Michael "Mickey" -- Interview by Alan Houseman, 2004 May 27

Identifier: NEJL-009.071
Scope and Contents

Interview with H. Michael (Mickey) Bennett conducted in Palo Alto, California by Alan Houseman on May 27, 2004.

Dates: 2004 May 27

Bergmark, Martha -- Interview by Harrison McIver, 1992 Jul 28

Identifier: NEJL-009.014
Scope and Contents

The interview discusses the beginnings of Martha Bergmark's career in legal services, the situation of legal services in Mississippi during the 1960s and 1970s, opposition of the private bar against legal services, expansion of legal services in the late 1970s, effects of the Reagan cutbacks. Also discussed are Shaw .v Mississippi; The McComb Amendment; Ayres v. Fortise, Brown v. Board of Education; Governor’s veto of OEO grant fund; municipal equalization; and IOLTA funds.

Dates: 1992 Jul 28

Cecilia Esquer, Steven Engelberg, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, ca. 1978

 Item — Box: NEJL-065.01, item: 03
Identifier: NEJL-065.03

Photograph from a Legal Services Corporation board meeting. Photo subjects from left to right: unknown, Cecilia Esquer, Steven Engelberg, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Dates: ca. 1978

Louis F. Oberdorfer, ca. 1975

 Item — Box: NEJL-065.01, item: 05
Identifier: NEJL-065.05

Photograph (date unknown) of Louis Oberdorfer.

Dates: ca. 1975

Lyons, Clinton "Clint" -- Interview by Victor Geminiani, 1991 Jul 23

Identifier: NEJL-009.017
Scope and Contents Topics include: legal services in New Jersey, Reginald Heber Smith program, legal services in Atlanta, initial opposition of Georgia Bar against legal services, responsibilities of the Office of Field Services of the LSC, including supervision of regional offices, delivery systems study (DSS), demonstration projects, relationship between various divisions at the LSC, transition from Carter administration to Reagan, ABC committee (Alan Houseman, Bea Moulton and Clint Lyons), Dan Bradley’s...
Dates: 1991 Jul 23

Roger Cramton and Glenn Stophel, ca. 1978

 Item — Box: NEJL-065.01, item: 06
Identifier: NEJL-065.06

Photograph (date unknown) taken at a board meeting of the Legal Services Corporation.

Dates: ca. 1978

Roger Cramton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Cecilia Esquer, ca. 1978

 Item — Box: NEJL-065.01, item: 04
Identifier: NEJL-065.04

Photograph taken at a board meeting of the Legal Services Corporation.

Dates: ca. 1978

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