Chairman Wolf Commends LSC's Pro Bono Recommendations
Friday, November 09, 2012
- Organization: Legal Services Corporation
- Source: Pennsylvania
The latest issue of LSC Updates, the newsletter of the Legal Services Corporation, reports that Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science & Related Agencies, and a strong proponent of pro bono, praised the recent report of the task force charged by LSC’s Board of Directors with identifying innovative ways to enhance pro bono throughout the country and called for its implementation.
Wolf spoke October 2nd, at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, where task force members from across the country joined the LSC Board and members of the Washington legal community to celebrate the report's release.
“I think it’s a very important opportunity for the legal profession,” Wolf said. “You know, St. Francis of Assisi said, ‘I’d rather see a sermon than hear a sermon,’ and so I think it’s important that we see this sermon carried out.
“I am committed to doing everything I can to make sure the funding for legal services” continues, he added. The combination of legal aid programs and pro bono attorneys working together to help people in need “will be really good.”