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Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Awards COVID-19 Relief Grants


In April, LSC awarded the $50 million it received in the CARES Act to legal services providers who are helping low-income clients facing job loss, evictions, domestic violence and other problems stemming from the pandemic. LSC awarded $2.4 million...

Dan Glazier: Providing legal help to the poor during the pandemic justice crisis


The COVID-19 pandemic has swept through the nation like a tsunami. The damage will swell over the next many months as families face the loss of jobs and savings disappear. Those never in poverty before will find their lives disrupted facing cris...

Matthew Keenan Joins LSC Corporate Board


WASHINGTON – Chief Justice John Roberts swore in Matthew Keenan, a partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP based in Kansas City in the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court Building as one of the four new board members to the Legal Services Corpo...

LAWMO Receives Grant from the Legal Services Corporation


Legal Aid of Western Missouri (LAWMO) received a grant in the amount of $27,500 from the Legal Services Corporation to consult with process improvement professionals to address the organization’s intake, workflow, and technology systems.

Washington University - Stl., MO - Low-Income Tax Assistance


Washington University School of Law In St. Louis, Missouri, participates in the Internet Revenue Service - Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC). The clinic provides representation for qualifying clients with active controversies with the IRS. Basicall...

Senate Approves $25 Million Increase for the Legal Services Corporation


December 19, 2019 The Senate passed today by a vote of 81-11 appropriations legislation that includes $440 million for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). This represents an increase of $25 million over LSC’s appropriation of $415 million last y...

2021 IRS Income Tax Preparation Assistance (VITA)


Each year, during the months of February, March, and April, the legal aid programs in Missouri participate in The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This program uses IRS-certified volunteers to provide free basic income tax return prepa...

Counseling Clients for Digital Death


BY JENNIFER A. DAVIS[1] Families caring for a loved one who is incapacitated or has died are facing unforeseen difficulties when discovering the digital assets of their loved one. If these assets are addressed as part of the estate p...

A "Clean Slate" - New Missouri Law Removes Criminal Records


A new state law is helping those with criminal records get a fresh start. The law, which went into effect in 2018, dramatically expanded the number of crimes eligible for expungement, including felonies that are often lifelong hurdles to employment ...

LSC Releases Data Behind Legal Aid Organizations 2019 Report


WASHINGTON – The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) today released By the Numbers: The Data Underlying Legal Aid Programs. This annual report provides an overview of the work undertaken by LSC-funded legal aid organizations around the country in the pr...