Statement of Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III, President, American Bar Association Re: Legal Services Corporation FY12 Funding
Funding provided through the Legal Services Corporation is the only way millions of Americans can bring their civil cases—child support and custody decisions, foreclosures, and veterans’ benefit disputes, for example—to court.
Congress must weigh the need to shrink our nation’s burgeoning budget deficit against the fundamental need of low-income citizens to access our justice system. While the LSC stands to lose $56 million in the budget agreement, the American Bar Association will work diligently with Congress to seek restoration of the lost and desperately needed funding in a future budget year.
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