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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 26 Collections and/or Records:

F. William McCalpin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-011
Scope and Contents This collection includes material related to McCalpin's work with LSC, SCLAID, Missouri Legal Aid Society and other legal aid efforts. Also included is material related to his work with international legal aid.
Dates: 1971 - 2009

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

Hulett "Bucky" Askew Collection

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-031
Scope and Contents This collection comprises articles, background papers, memoranda, etc. related to Askew's work with the LSC. Also included is the decision of the U.S. Court Of Appeals D.C. Circuit, in National Senior Citizens Law Center v. Legal Services Corporation. The photographs contained in the collection include stills taken from the film Day of Justice, ca. 1977 and various legal services gatherings between 1983 and 1988.
Dates: 1975 - 1993

Kent Morrison Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-004
Scope and Contents The Legal Services Program file contains materials related to Morrison's work during his tenure from 1972 to 1973 as Acting Chief of the Evaluation Division of the Office of Economic Opportunity’s Legal Services Program, and Special Assistant to the Director of that office.

The second series contains materials related to Morrison's tenure as Executive Director of El Paso Legal Assistance Society from 1971-1972.
Dates: 1964 - 1975

Laurie Zelon Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-044
Dates: 1981 - 1997

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

Louis F. Oberdorfer, ca. 1975

 Item — Box: NEJL-065.01, item: 05
Identifier: NEJL-065.05
Contents Photograph (date unknown) of Louis Oberdorfer.
Dates: ca. 1975

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

 Item
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 tenure...
Dates: 1991 Jul 23

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