Legal Services Corporation
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:
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.
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.
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.
- Collection 16
- Archival Object 10
- Legal assistance to the poor -- United States 18
- Legal services -- United States 9
- Legal assistance to the poor 4
- Indigent defense -- United States 3
- Law -- Study and teaching -- United States 3
- Legal aid -- Clinical education 3
- Legal aid -- International 3
- Brady v. Maryland 2
- Legal aid -- South Africa 2
- Oral history -- United States 2
- Poverty 2
- Public defenders -- United States 2
- Education 1
- Juvenile Justice, Administration of 1
- Legal assistance to the poor -- Connecticut -- New Haven 1
- Legal assistance to the poor -- Fellowships 1
- Legal assistance to the poor -- Georgia 1
- Legal assistance to the poor -- Maryland 1
- Legal assistance to the poor -- Missouri 1
- Legal assistance to the poor -- New Jersey 1
- Legal assistance to the poor -- Texas -- El Paso 1
- Legal assistance to the poor-Mississippi 1
- Legal services 1
- Legal services -- Photographs 1
- War on Poverty 1 ∧ less