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Posted by: Suzanne Craig Robertson on Jan 8, 2019

TBA President Jason Pannu writes in support of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) — it is the single largest source of funding for civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the country. "Fortunately, thanks to bipartisan support in Washington, Congress increased LSC funding from $385 million in FY17 to $410 million in FY18. The increased funding allowed our legal aid organizations to help more people across the state," he writes. "While we are grateful for the increase in funding for LSC this past year, it is still not enough to address the imbalance in the scales of justice with which low-income individuals must contend. We must continue to work with our elected officials in an effort to direct more resources to LSC. It is vital for access to justice, and it is the right thing to do."