LSC Seeks Comments on Private Attorney Regulations

The Legal Services Corporation is seeking comments on whether it should revise its regulations covering private attorney involvement in legal services. Current rules require LSC grantees to expend an amount equivalent to 12.5 percent of their grant to encourage the involvement of private attorneys in the delivery of legal assistance. Some have suggested that this requirement poses a number of challenges to grantees as they seek to expand pro bono resources and assistance. The agency is accepting written comments from those interested in contributing to the discussion. Comments should be submitted by Oct. 17.