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Legal Services Corporation Us Government Manual

  1. 1. QUASI–OFFICIAL AGENCIES Note: This section contains organizations that are not executive agencies under the definition in 5 U.S.C. 105 but that are required by statute to publish certain information on their programs and activities in the Federal Register. LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION 3333 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20007 Phone, 202–295–1500. Fax, 202–337–6797. Internet, www.lsc.gov. President HELAINE M. BARNETT Vice President for Legal Affairs, General VICTOR M. FORTUNO Counsel, and Corporate Secretary Vice President for Programs and Compliance KAREN J. SARJEANT Director, Office of Compliance and DANILO CARDONA Enforcement Director, Office of Information Management JOHN MEYER Director, Office of Program Performance MICHAEL GENZ Chief Administrative Officer CHARLES JEFFRESS Comptroller/Treasurer DAVID L. RICHARDSON Director, Office of Human Resources ALICE DICKERSON Director, Office of Information Technology JEFF MORNINGSTAR Director, Government Relations and Public JOHN CONSTANCE Affairs Inspector General JEFFREY E. SCHANZ [For the Legal Services Corporation statement of organization, see the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 45, Part 1601] The Legal Services Corporation’s mission is to promote equal access to justice in our Nation and to provide high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income persons. The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is a President and confirmed by the Senate. private, nonprofit corporation established By law, the Board is bipartisan; no more by the Legal Services Act of 1974, as than six members may be of the same amended (42 U.S.C. 2996), to seek to political party. LSC is funded through ensure equal access to justice under the congressional appropriations and law for all Americans. provides legal services through grants to LSC is headed by an 11-member independent local programs selected Board of Directors, appointed by the through a system of competition. In 559 dkrause on GSDDPC44 with DEFAULT VerDate Aug 31 2005 10:56 Sep 04, 2008 Jkt 214669 PO 00000 Frm 00569 Fmt 6997 Sfmt 6997 M:GOVMAN214669CXMAN08.101 APPS10 PsN: MAN08
  2. 2. dkrause on GSDDPC44 with DEFAULT VerDate Aug 31 2005 10:56 Sep 04, 2008 560 LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Jkt 214669 BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICE OF PO 00000 INSPECTOR GENERAL INSPECTOR GENERAL Frm 00570 PRESIDENT U.S. GOVERNMENT MANUAL Fmt 6997 VICE PRESIDENT Sfmt 6997 VICE PRESIDENT FOR LEGAL AFFAIRS, CHIEF FOR PROGRAMS GENERAL COUNSEL ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMPLIANCE AND CORPORATE OFFICER SECRETARY OFFICE OF OFFICE OF GOVERNMENTAL COMPLIANCE OFFICE OF OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AND OFFICE OF OFFICE OF OFFICE OF RELATIONS AND AND PROGRAM INFORMATION ADMINISTRATIVE HUMAN INFORMATION LEGAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS ENFORCEMENT PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SERVICES RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY AFFAIRS DIRECTOR DIRECTOR DIRECTOR DIRECTOR TREASURER/ DIRECTOR DIRECTOR COMPTROLLER M:GOVMAN214669CXMAN08.101 APPS10 PsN: MAN08 E21fiMDSUfl4669fiMDNMfl.069
  3. 3. QUASI–OFFICIAL AGENCIES 561 2005, LSC funded 138 programs. Programs may supplement their LSC Together they serve every county and grants with additional funds from State congressional district in the Nation, as and local governments and other well as the U.S. territories. Special sources. They further leverage Federal service areas also address the needs of funds by involving private attorneys in Native Americans and migrant the delivery of legal services for the farmworkers. poor, mostly through volunteer pro bono The legal services delivery is based on work. several principles: local priorities, national accountability, competition for LSC-funded programs do not handle grants, and a strong public-private criminal cases, nor do they accept fee- partnership. Local programs are generating cases that private attorneys governed by their own boards of are willing to accept on a contingency directors, which set priorities and basis. In addition, in 1996 a series of determine the types of cases that will be new limitations were placed upon handled subject to restrictions set by activities in which LSC-funded programs Congress. A majority of each local board may engage on behalf of their clients, is appointed by local bar associations even with non-LSC funds. All Legal and one-third of each local board is Services programs must comply with composed of client representatives laws enacted by Congress and the appointed by client groups. Each board implementing regulations promulgated hires its own executive director. by the Legal Services Corporation. For further information, contact the Office of Government Relations and Public Affairs, Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20007–3522. Phone, 202–295–1500. Fax, 202–337– 6797. Internet, www.lsc.gov. SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION 1000 Jefferson Drive SW., Washington, DC 20560 Phone, 202–633–1000. TDD, 202–357–1729. Internet, www.smithsonian.org. Board of Regents: The Chief Justice of the United States JOHN G. ROBERTS, JR. (Chancellor) The Vice President of the United States DICK CHENEY Members of the Senate THAD COCHRAN, CHRISTOPHER DODD, PATRICK J. LEAHY Members of the House of Representatives SAMUEL JOHNSON, XAVIER BECERRA, DORIS MATSUI Citizen Members ELI BROAD, ANNE D’HARNONCOURT, MANUEL L. ˜ IBANEZ, SHIRLEY ANN JACKSON, ROBERT P. KOGOD, WALTER MASSEY, ROGER SANT, ALAN G. SPOON, PATTY STONESIFER Officials: Secretary CRISTIAN SAMPER, Acting Inspector General A. SPRIGHTLEY RYAN Director of External Affairs VIRGINIA CLARK Director, Office of Policy and Analysis CAROLE P. NEVES Assistant to the Secretary CATHERINE CAMERON BELIVEAU dkrause on GSDDPC44 with DEFAULT VerDate Aug 31 2005 10:56 Sep 04, 2008 Jkt 214669 PO 00000 Frm 00571 Fmt 6997 Sfmt 6995 M:GOVMAN214669CXMAN08.101 APPS10 PsN: MAN08

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