David S. Udell


Three years have passed since the Congress of 1996 imposed comprehensive restrictions on the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and its lawyers who provide free representation to the nation's poor in civil legal matters. As legal services programs around the nation struggle to carry out their mission to provide high quality legal representation, the restrictions continue to cause real harm to the individuals and communities that rely on legal services lawyers. Injustices that cannot be addressed; clients who cannot be represented; precious funds raised through strenuous efforts that must be squandered on duplicative rent, furniture, and computers; and attorneys' fees that must be forfeited, are all the subject of this Paper.

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