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Legal Services Funding

The bar association community responds to the proposed elimination of government funding for the Legal Services Corporation


American Bar Association
Statement of ABA President re: Eliminated Funding for the Legal Services Corporation

Key social media posts from the American Bar Association's Day on Capitol Hill advocating on behalf of Legal Services Corporation and American's veterans

American College of Trial Lawyers
Defunding LSC Would Reduce Access to Justice To Most Endangered Citizens

Allegheny County Bar Association (PA)
Statement from ACBA President Melaine Shannon Rothey

Austin Bar Association (TX)
Statement on the Proposed Elimination of Funding for the Legal Services Corporation

Boston Bar Association (MA)
BBA President Carol A. Starkey to the Trump Administration and Congress: Don’t Eliminate the Legal Services Corporation

Camden County Bar Association (MA)
Legal Services Corporation Must Be Saved

Colorado Bar Organizations (Several)
Letter to Colorado Congressional Leaders

Cuban American Bar Association
Letter from President Javier A. Lopez

Dallas Legal Organizations (TX)
Statement Regarding Funding for Legal Services Corporation

District of Columbia
Amid Budget Cut Threats, LSC’s Sandman Says ‘Full Steam Ahead’ on Access to Justice Work

Evansville Bar Association (IN)

The Florida Bar
Statement by Florida Bar President William J. Schifino, Jr., Regarding Proposed Federal Defunding of Legal Services Corporation (LSC)

The Florida Bar Foundation
Statement by Florida Bar Foundation President Matthew Brenner on Legal Services Corporation Funding

Houston Legal Organizations (TX)
Joint resolution

Iowa State Bar Association
ISBA President expresses concern over elimination of funding for low income legal assistance

Kentucky Bar Association

Knoxville Bar Association (TN)

Louisville Bar Association (KY)
Resolution in support of full funding for the Legal Services Corporation

Memphis Bar Association (TN)
Resolution of Support for Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.

Monroe County Bar Association (NY)
Bar Association opposes Legal Services Corporation funding cut

Nassau County Bar Association (NY)

National Association of IOLTA Programs
Statement from President Judith Baker in support of the Legal Service Corporation

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
NAPABA Opposes Proposed Elimination of Funding to the Legal Services Corporation

New York State Bar Association
Elimination of LSC Funding Would Deny Access to Justice to Low-Income New Yorkers

Oregon State Bar
Statement on Legal Services Funding

Pennsylvania Bar Association
PBA President Issues Statement Opposing Elimination of Legal Services Funding

Philadelphia Bar Association
Statement of Chancellor Deborah R. Gross Opposing Proposal to Eliminate Legal Services Funding

Rhode Island Bar Association
RIBA President Opposes Proposed Elimination of Funding to the Legal Services Corporation

San Antonio Bar Association
An Open Letter from the San Antonio Bar Association Board of Directors to Texas U.S. Delegation on the Elimination of Funding for the Legal Services Corporation

Tennessee Bar Association
TBA President Speaks Out Against Elimination of Legal Services Funding

Utah State Bar
Legislative Alert from President Robert Rice

Virginia Bar Organizations (Several)
Statement of Virginia's Statewide Bar Associations Opposing Elimination of Federal Funding for Legal Aid

Other ABA Resources


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