Bloomberg Law
May 5, 2017, 12:52 PM

Saving Legal Services Corp’s Funding: Inside The Battle

Gabe Friedman

[caption id="attachment_48985" align="alignright” width="177"][Image “Nathan L. Hecht is the 27th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas.” (src=]Nathan Hecht, Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, was in Washington, D.C. last week to support funding for Legal Services Corp.[/caption]

For Jim Sandman, president of the Legal Services Corp., the narrowly averted government shutdown last week was both a relief and a call to action.

Congress passed a resolution that maintained funding for most federal agencies and recipients including his organization, which is the primary funder for Legal Aid and civil legal assistance organizations around the country.

But there’s no ...

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