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Proposal Would Cut Legal Services Funding by $104 Million

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 last week, according to LSC.  They note, the Committee bill proposes a $300 million budget for LSC—rolling back LSC funding to a level not seen since 1999.

How would this affect local legal services?  Hard to say.  A significant drop in IOLTA funds over the past two years already has local indigent legal service providers making some difficult choices. 

Full text of LSC release can be found here.

   —Julie Armstrong, IndyBar Executive Director

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