Civil Legal Assistance Regulations and Guidance

LSC is not currently involved in any formal regulatory activity.  However, we anticipate that once a new board is appointed and confirmed, LSC will once again begin to develop new regulations and revise current regulations.  This is especially likely in the event that Congress makes changes in the LSC restrictions, either through the appropriations process or by passage of a new LSC reauthorization bill.

In its role as General Counsel to the National Legal Aid and Defender Association Civil Division, CLASP represents the LSC grantee community before the LSC board and with the LSC staff in regulatory and policy matters.   Throughout the last three decades CLASP has been in the forefront of efforts to revise existing LSC regulations and to develop new regulations and policies that reflect the interests of LSC grantees and the client communities that they represent. 

We look forward to working with the new LSC Board and staff to improve the delivery of legal services to the low-income community.

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