Corporate Community Expresses Support for Full Funding of the Legal Services Corporation
On April 29, 2019 a letter was directed to Members of Congress by 262 corporate counsel leaders in support of increased funding for the Legal Services Corporation. Similar letters were sent following this administration’s earlier proposals to eliminate LSC in previous budget proposals.
Signatories stated in the letter that “…The complexity of our legal system can make it impossible to navigate without assistance, but every day people in our country are forced to face serious legal problems alone. This undermines the principle of equal justice that is at the heart of our democracy. Unresolved legal problems routinely lead to unnecessary and life-altering consequences that can be as harmful as foreclosure on a home, unfair denial of VA benefits, and even physical danger from an abusive parent or spouse. The federal investment in civil legal aid brings our country closer to meeting its foundational promise of equal justice for all. It is also good for business.”
General counsel from a wide range of companies and industries are represented on the letter, including Arconic, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Raytheon, Walt Disney, Marathon Petroleum, Google, Walmart, and many more of America’s largest and most recognizable corporations.
The full text of the letter may be viewed at with the original copy of this press release from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association at http://www.nlada.org/node/24426.