TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Mar 29, 2012

The U.S. House of Representatives Republican Study Committee recently released a budget proposal calling for elimination of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). The group's proposal has been introduced in the House as H.Con.Res. 113. Responding to the plan, American Bar Association President Bill Robinson said the proposal is "remarkably shortsighted" and “ignores the overwhelming needs of struggling families for free legal advice.” Rather than eliminating the LSC, Robinson called on Congress to increase its investment in access to justice by appropriating $402 million for the agency next year. 
Read Robinson's full statement