Established in 1974, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) operates as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. LSC distributes more than 90% of its funding to 132 independent nonprofit legal aid programs with more than 800 offices.
Following is a list of persons on this website who have been board members or staff of LSC. This list does not include everyone who has served on LSC committees, which would be a much larger list and also hard to determine. This CNEJL website contains information about the following persons, including oral histories for most of them.
This list is new incomplete. We welcome corrections and updates if you know of more persons on this website who were LSC board or staff.
Longtime Executive Director of Colorado Legal Services who was on many ABA committees and also special counsel to LSC President Helaine Barnett.
Senior positions with OEO Legal Services, LSC, NLADA. Later on LSC Board for nine years.
First Director of the Legal Services Program (LSP) within OEO). Then Executive VP of LSC. Was also President of NLADA.
President of LSC for six years. Previously spent 37 years with Legal Aid Society in NYC and headed its civil division. Later a leader in legal aid in NY state.
Leading African American attorney in Alabama who chaired the board of Legal Services of Alabama, and chaired a key committee of the LSC board at a crucial time in its history.
Founder and/or leader with LSC, NLADA, Mississippi Center for Justice, and Voices for Civil Justice.
LSC Board chair 1978-1981. Arkansas Law School in Fayettesville. Previously taught criminal law and managed legal aid clinic at University of Arkansas. Submitted funding for what became Ozark Legal Services.
Deputy director in Legal Services Corporation Region 1 from 1974-1982.
LSC board member. Served on Maine Supreme Court 1993-2007. Championed legal services for the poor.
LSC board chair. Board member of NYC Legal Aid Society. Trustee of the Community Law offices in East Harlem. Board chair of Legal Services of NJ.
In 1975 became the first president of the LSC, where he served for three years. Had career as law school dean, university president, and other varied posts.
Republican Congressman from Illinois involved in OEO Legal Services and Legal Services Act. Later LSC board member then interim LSC president.
Private practice partner at Harrison Tweed's firm. Chaired NYC Legal Aid Society. President of LSC. Early leader against HIV discrimination.
Started with New Hampshire Legal Assistance in 1971 and became Executive Director.
Senior staff member at LSC, headed its research institute, and oversaw its support centers. Key lobbyist and draftsman in efforts to enact the LSC Act.
Senior positions with OEO Legal Services and Neighborhood Legal Services Project in DC. Later on California Court of Appeal.
Director of Community Legal Services of Phoenix. Board chair of NLADA and the Project Advisory Group. Previously with Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, Chicago Regional Office of LSC.
Director of legal services in Alabama. Previously with legal services in New Hampshire and was LSC Atlanta regional director.
Deputy director of LSC Atlanta regional office. Various positions with LSC including Acting President. Ex. Dir of NLADA for 22 yrs.
President of NLADA. Chaired LSC. Led ABA committees. Board member of Legal Aid Society of St. Louis. Private practice.
Directed legal services at the Center for Legal and Policy Studies. Previously with Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and LSC.
Executive VP of LSC. Previously legal aid lawyer in New York City. Later active in Massachusetts including the Harvard Law School program on the legal profession.
Patent attorney appointed to LSC Board by both Presidents Reagan and Clinton. Previously on board of Legal Aid Society in San Francisco.
VP for programs at LSC. Previously director of Southern Arizona Legal Aid. Expert on delivery of legal services to low income people.