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