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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:

Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellowship Program Collection

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-049
Scope and Contents The collection is arranged into five series: 1) background information on the Reginald Heber Smith Community Fellows Program, 1967-1985; 2) original rosters and current information of Reggies by class year; 3) current information about former Reggies, arranged alphabetically; 4) planning materials related to the Thirtieth Anniversary Reunion of Reggies; and 5) Reunion program materials and documentation (includes audio-visual materials, stored separately). A finding aid exists.
Dates: 1967 - 1998

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

Robert J. Rhudy Papers

 Collection
Identifier: NEJL-013
Scope and Contents This collection comprises articles, reports, and other materials related to legal services. A significant portion of the papers cover the issues surrounding the passage of the Legal Services Corporation Act of 1974.
Dates: 1971 - 2000

Roger Cramton and Glenn Stophel, ca. 1978

 Item — Box: NEJL-065.01, item: 06
Identifier: NEJL-065.06
Contents 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
Contents Photograph taken at a board meeting of the Legal Services Corporation.
Dates: ca. 1978

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