Bloomberg Law
April 29, 2019, 7:03 PM

General Counsel Request More Funding for Legal Services Corp.

Melissa Heelan Stanzione
Melissa Heelan Stanzione

General counsel from 262 companies including Amazon, Eli Lilly and Company, and the Walt Disney Company, are urging Congress to increase funding for Legal Services Corporation, a little more than a month after the Trump administration proposed defunding the group.

This is the third year in a row that the Trump administration has threatened to defund LSC, the nation’s single largest sponsor of civil legal aid, despite bipartisan support for the group.

“The federal investment in civil legal aid brings our country closer to meeting its foundational promise of equal justice for all,” said the letter from the legal ...

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