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In Support of Enhanced Private Attorney Involvement in Iowa

the Legal Services Corporation and the programs it funds, including Iowa Legal Aid, have long recognized that the overarching values of private attorney involvement to LSC-funded programs are increased access, increased human and capital resources, and increased pro bono commitment; and

Whereas, at its April 2007 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation adopted Resolution 2007-003 supporting and encouraging private attorney involvement and urging governing boards of LSC-funded programs to collaborate with other organizations to effectively engage lawyers in pro bono representation and other services that benefit low-income persons; and

Whereas, the LSC Board of Directors resolution builds upon the following national LSC initiatives:  

Whereas, in Iowa there has been a significant commitment to pro bono activities since 1983, including:

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that the Board of Directors of Iowa Legal Aid, in an effort to help close the justice gap in Iowa, supports and encourages private attorney involvement with Iowa Legal Aid and will endeavor to: 

Be it Further Resolved that the Board of Directors of Iowa Legal Aid will promote, support and encourage private attorney involvement initiatives by continuing to publicize and recognize private attorney involvement in the work of Iowa Legal Aid and by collaborating with national, state and local organizations to create opportunities for such publicity and recognition.

Adopted by the Board of Directors of Iowa Legal Aid on October 6, 2007



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