June 15, 2010 - Issue #74
ABA Day in Washington, April 20-22, 2010, once again organized bar leaders to educate their Members of Congress about the need for increased funding for LSC and bipartisan reauthorization legislation. More than 250 ABA and state/local bar leaders participated in this year’s program.
On April 27, the House Judiciary Subcommittee held another hearing on H.R 3764, the LSC reauthorization bill. The NCBP-sponsored bar association letter, signed by the presidents of all state bars and two territories plus the four major bars of color and ABA President Carolyn B. Lamm, was included in the hearing record. The House Judiciary Committee and Senate HELP Committee are expected to conduct additional hearings and mark-ups on the respective LSC reauthorization bills. There is no date-certain for appropriations markups to occur. For more information, contact , Director, Grassroots Operations/Legislative Counsel or call 202/662-1764.