Legal Services Corporation Board to Meet in Little Rock

The Legal Services Corporation’s Board will be in Little Rock on January 30th and 31st for its quarterly meeting. The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the largest funder of civil legal aid organizations in the nation, distributing federal funds allocated by Congress. In Arkansas, LSC provides grant funding to Legal Aid of Arkansas and the Center for Arkansas Legal Services.

As part of its meeting, the LSC will host a series of events to honor pro bono service and discuss solutions to the justice gap. The public is encouraged to attend. More information is provided below.

Pro Bono Awards Reception

Date: January 30th

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm

Location: Clinton Presidential Center

Description: Five attorneys will be honored by LSC for their exceptional pro bono work in partnership with Legal Aid of Arkansas and the Center for Arkansas Legal Services. The honorees are:

• David Biondolillo

• Arthur Paul Bowen

• Harry A. Light

• John M. Rainwater

• Carolyn Witherspoon

Forum on Increasing Access to Justice

Date: January 31st

Time: 9:30-11:30 am

Location: Old State House Museum

Welcoming Remarks

• John G. Levi, Chairman, Board of Directors, Legal Services Corporation

• Robin F. Wynne, Arkansas Supreme Court

Panel: Legal Aid in Rural America

• John Asher, Colorado Legal Services

• Carmel Joseph, 2019 Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellow

• Courtney Klus, Legal Aid of West Virginia

• Amy M. Pritchard, William H. Bowen School of Law

• Kace Rodwell, Equal Justice Works Fellow

• Adrienne Worthy, Legal Aid of West Virginia

• Lynn Jennings, Legal Services Corporation (Moderator)

Panel: The Business Community’s Role in Increasing Access to Justice

• Lori Chumbler, Walmart

• Christy Kane, Entergy Corporation

• Rod Nagel, Tyson Foods

• Dr. Karama Neal, Southern Bancorp Community Partners

• William A Waddell Jr., Friday Firm (Moderator)