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Legal Services Corporation

 Organization

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 9 Collections and/or Records:

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

 Item
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 friends...
Dates: 1991 Jul 22

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

 Item
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 of funding...
Dates: 2002 Jun 04

Clinton Bamberger Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-033
Scope and Contents The papers of E. Clinton Bamberger Jr. document Bamberger's career as a legal services administrator, educator, and advocate. The collection, to some extent, also documents the history of legal services in the United States from the mid 1960's through the mid 1990's. And while some items such as articles and neighborhood law office handbooks and manuals pre-date the mid-1960's, the collection essentially begins with Bamberger's arrival on the scene as the first Director of the Legal Services...
Dates: ca. 1960-ca. 1990

Henry A. Freedman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-014
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Legal Services Corporation (LSC) materials covering such matters as litigation with LSC as defendant, back-up centers, and legislation. Other materials relate to Action for Legal Rights and other legal organizations such as NLADA and Poverty Lawyers for Effective Advocacy. Forms of material include memos, news clippings, journal articles, reports and brochures.The Henry A. Freedman papers are organized into two series: Legal Services Corporation materials and topical...
Dates: 1967 - 2000

Legal Services Corporation Records

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-012
Abstract The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the organizational successor of the OEO-Legal Services Program. The idea of creating an independent legal services entity was initially proposed in 1971 by an ABA study committee, headed by Jerome Shestack, as well as the President’s Advisory Council on Executive Reorganization (Ash Council). The LSC was then established by the United States Congress in 1974 as a private, non-profit corporation promoting equal access to justice (P.L. 93-355). The LSC, the...
Dates: 1975 - 2014

National Legal Aid and Defender Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-023
Scope and Contents Scope and content note: The NLADA collection came to the NEJL in several accessions and covers the time period from about 1975 until 2005. Most of the processed materials document the work of the Legal Services Corporation, and cooperation between the LSC and the NLADA, as well as the development of regional legal services organizations arranged by state. Additional accessions, which cover the organizational history of the NLADA, and the work of the civil and defender divisions, are currently...
Dates: 1975 - 2000

Richard Wilson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-003
Scope and Contents The collection includes predominantly materials documenting Richard Wilson's work as the director of the Defender Division at the NLADA from 1980-1985, including a variety of reports evaluating local, regional and federal defender systems in the United States. It also includes conference papers, testomonies, and documentation related to two court cases related to the right to effective counsel in criminal proceedings: United States v. Harrison P. Cronic, 466 U.S. 648 (1984), and James Harris...
Dates: 1973 - 1992

William Reece Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-017
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection includes speeches given at bar association events and award ceremonies. Also included are articles, reports and a transcript of a press conference given in support of the Legal Services Corporation.
Dates: 1974 - 1993