LSC Gets Funding Increase, New Pro Bono Program

The $1.1 trillion dollar federal spending bill recently signed into law increases funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) by $25 million in fiscal year 2014 -- a seven percent increase from last year and the first increase in four years. The final bill also includes $2.5 million for a new Pro Bono Innovation Fund, which will support new and innovative pro bono projects across the country. The final spending bill provides $365 million for the agency. Of that, $335 million is for basic field grants, a six percent increase from last year. Learn more on the LSC website.