March 4, 2008 - Issue #62
On February 1, 2008, the Legal Services Corporation submitted its request to Congress for an appropriation of $471.4 million for FY 2009. The Presidents FY 2009 budget calls for LSC funding at a level of $311 million, which is substantially lower than the $350.5 million appropriated for FY 2008.
LSC funding will continue to be a primary focus of the ABAs legislative agenda and ABA Day in Washington, April 15-17, 2008. Please plan to participate and encourage other state/local bar and Access to Justice Community colleagues to do the same. Register now (and no later than March 15, 2008) at http://www.abanet.org/poladv/abaday08/. For more information, please contact , Director Grassroots Operations/Legislative Counsel, or call 202/662-1764.