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January 27, 2012 - 10:04 am

Washington, DC—The nonprofit programs funded by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to deliver civil legal assistance to low-income Americans are implementing layoffs and staff reductions because of budget constraints, a survey conducted by LSC found....

January 19, 2012 - 11:21 am

Date: January 19, 2012 Idaho Hope Card Now Available (Boise) – Idaho residents who have a long term civil protection order can now obtain a free Idaho Hope Card from the Idaho Attorney General’s Office.  Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and the Idaho Sheriffs...

December 1, 2011 - 2:58 pm

Join Jacksons Food Stores and the Idaho Partners Against Domestic Violence. Beginning Thanksgiving Day and throughout the holiday season you can buy a dove for $1 at any Jacksons Food Store and help prevent domestic violence through community awareness...

November 21, 2011 - 10:16 am

Washington, DC—A congressional agreement for Fiscal Year 2012 funding would provide $348 million to the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). Of that, $322.4 million would fund basic field grants for the delivery of civil legal assistance to low-income Americans...

October 24, 2011 - 1:54 pm

Idaho Poverty Law Journal 
The Newsletter of Idaho Legal Aid Services Fall 2011 Greetings!   I hope you are enjoying our glorious Idaho autumn. I want to update
you as to how Idaho Legal Aid Services is working to serve the civil...

September 30, 2011 - 9:09 am

More than 60 million Americans are now eligible for civil legal assistance at the legal aid offices funded by LSC, recently released U.S. Census Bureau data show. These Americans had incomes at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty line—$13,613 for an...

September 15, 2011 - 9:30 am

Washington, DC—The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies today approved $396 million in Fiscal Year 2012 funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), a reduction of $8 million from the current level....

August 30, 2011 - 9:18 am

JACKSON, Miss. – Programs that provide free legal aid to the poor are laying off employees, cutting services and increasingly turning away people who need assistance, as slashed budgets face deeper cuts... Read More...

July 7, 2011 - 12:21 pm

Washington, DC—Funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) would be cut by 26 percent in Fiscal Year 2012 under a proposal announced by the House Appropriations Committee today. The Committee bill proposes a $300 million budget for LSC—rolling back...

June 2, 2011 - 4:43 pm

  Idaho Poverty Law Journal
The Newsletter of Idaho Legal Aid Services
Spring 2011   Greetings!  
It is a new year with both challenges and opportunities. Idaho Legal Aid Services, Idaho's only statewide non-profit civil law firm...

June 1, 2011 - 9:11 am

By REBECCA BOONE - Associated Press Published: 05/31/11 BOISE, Idaho — More than 100 people gathered at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to attend a hearing over whether they'll be able to appeal cuts to the state's cash assistance program for...

May 13, 2011 - 10:11 am

JOHN MILLER - Associated Press Published: 05/12/11 BOISE, Idaho — Money woes are forcing a non-profit legal aid outfit that helps thousands of Idaho's poorest residents to begin shuttering its offices on selected days. Idaho Legal Aid Services, which has...

May 12, 2011 - 8:23 am

Boise, May 12, 2011:  Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. (ILAS), the largest provider of free civil legal services to low-income Idahoans, will initiate limited office closures beginning in May due to funding cuts. ILAS is a statewide legal services program which...

April 12, 2011 - 10:25 am

Washington, DC—The Fiscal Year 2011 budget for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) would be cut by $15.8 million, reducing funds for civil legal assistance to low-income Americans, according to legislation announced today. LSC received $420 million in...

March 1, 2011 - 2:26 pm

Washington, DC—A free electronic tax filing system, launched with funding from the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) eight years ago, has grown to include 560 partners in 49 states helping low-income workers apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC...