A key group of Democratic senators has introduced a bill to increase funding for the Legal Services Corp. -- established in 1974 by Congress as a nonprofit that funds civil legal aid -- and to lift many of the restrictions on LSC-funded attorneys, such as the prohibition on the filing of class actions and the collection of attorney fees. The senators said the bill was necessary because the federal commitment to legal services is not as effective as it needs to be.
Dem. Senators' Bill to Increase Legal Services Funding, Lift Restrictions
The National Law Journal
March 27, 2009