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June 30, 2018

LSC Board of Directors

President Trump nominated six individuals June 11 to serve on the bipartisan Board of Directors for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). The 11 directors on the board, which meets four times a year, are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. Current members of the board who were nominated for new terms are: LSC Board Chair John G. Levi, of Illinois, a partner in the Chicago office of Sidley Austin; Robert J. Grey Jr., of Virginia, a past ABA president and senior counsel-retired with Hunton & Williams; and Gloria Valencia-Weber, of New Mexico, emeritus professor of law at the University of New Mexico School of Law. New members nominated to the board are: Abigail L. Kuzma, of Indiana, founder and executive director for 15 years of Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic of Indianapolis for 15 years;  John G. Malcolm, of the District of Columbia, vice president for the Institute for Constitutional Government and director of the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation; and Frank W. Neuner Jr., of Indiana, a founder and managing partner of NeunerPate in Lafayette, Louisiana, and past president of the Louisiana State Bar Association.  LSC President James J. Sandman said he looks forward to working with the new board members as LSC “continues the mission it has pursued for more than 40 years under presidents of both parties – making justice accessible to people who cannot afford to pay for legal representation in civil matters.” The nominees will be evaluated by the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants (SCLAID), which was authorized by the association’s Board of Governors in 1989 to evaluate the qualifications of LSC Board nominees based on criteria established by the ABA House of Delegates.

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