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The Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators have adopted a resolution calling for increased funding for the Legal Services Corporation to meet the growing demand for legal services.

The resolution describes LSC as “a critical component of the national access to justice system” and notes that the need for legal services “has dramatically risen” partly due to increased unemployment, foreclosures, debt issues, and problems accessing medical care resulting from the financial crisis.


The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) has launched the CLASP DataFinder tool to complement its research, analyses and advocacy.

This easy-to-use tool allows policymakers, advocates and others to download and synthesize information about various programs and trends that affect low-income people and families.