TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Elizabeth Todaro on Mar 22, 2018

The proposed FY 2018 omnibus appropriations legislation includes $410 million in funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), an increase of $25 million over the past two fiscal years and the highest appropriation since 2010. LSC provides the central foundation for the civil legal aid and pro bono system in the U.S. The funding increase in the omnibus legislation comes after President Trump’s earlier proposal to eliminate the LSC was abandoned following bipartisan outcry from business and politicians.