Legal Services Corporation will be in Durham, North Carolina

On Monday, October 1, 2012, the Legal Services Corporation will be hosting a Forum on Civil Legal Aid at Duke University. This is an exciting event for the Carolinas, and the Southeast.

After the Forum, five North Carolina attorneys will be awarded for their Pro Bono service.

Click here to view the press release.

Standing Ovation to NYT’s coverage

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Thank you New York Times for Your Editorial Piece entitled:

Sins of Omission: The Forgotten Poor

Your Editorial piece describes the problems concisely, clearly and thoroughly. See excerpts below:

The proven national program of civil legal aid for impoverished Americans, created in the 1960s, is suffering from multiple blows in funding.

But federal funding is the ultimate hope in a dire situation. In 2008, Congress chipped in $350 million for the nonprofit Legal Services Corporation, which then distributed the money throughout the country. Given the tough times — underfunded programs and ever more desperate clients — more money is needed.

For the full article, click here.

Special Thanks to: Mark Quinn for pointing me to the article and hand models Angela McKeirnan, Joan Brown, Kimberly Hamilton, Jane Rush, and Lauren Clark.

-RFW