Pro Bono News

LSC Issues Guidance for Enhanced Private Attorney Involvement

Friday, January 11, 2008

  • Legal Services Corperation
  • Source: CALegalAdvocates (Decommissioned) >

LSC has issued guidance to all its grantees on increasing the involvement of private attorneys in the delivery of legal services to their clients.

Program Letter 07-2, issued on December 20, contains detailed discussions of innovative strategies and valuable resources LSC-funded programs can use to enlist private attorneys--whether in large law firms, corporate legal departments, small firms, solo offices, or law school students and members of state and local judiciaries and bar associations--in the delivery of legal services to their clients. The letter also contains examples of successful pro bono partnerships already in place at LSC-funded programs throughout the country.

The Program Letter is the latest product resulting from LSC's focus on enhancing private attorney involvement with LSC-funded programs. In January 2007, LSC's Board of Directors adopted an action plan prepared by LSC staff entitled "Help Close the Justice Gap, Unleash the Power of Pro Bono." Three months later, LSC's Board adopted a resolution urging LSC-funded programs to increase their efforts to recruit pro bono attorneys, and committing itself to promote, encourage, and support private attorney involvement initiatives.

To download the program letter, click here.