President Trump’s budget threatens to eliminate the Legal Services Corporation. What would this mean for civil legal aid to low-income Americans?

LSC President James J. Sandman and American Bar Association President Linda Klein join us on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer 2 Lawyer this week to discuss the implications of Trump’s proposed budget.

Listen to the show above or at the Legal Talk Network.

More about our guests:

  • James J. Sandman has been president of the Legal Services Corporation since 2011. Before that, he practiced with Arnold & Porter for 30 years and was the firm’s managing partner for a decade. He is also a past-president of the 100,000-member District of Columbia Bar and is currently chair of the District of Columbia Circuit Judicial Conference Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services.
  • Linda Klein is president of the ABA and the senior managing shareholder at Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz. In 1997, Klein became the first woman to serve as president of the State Bar of Georgia. During Klein’s term there, she devised a proposal and advocated for the state to allocate funding for Georgia Legal Services and Atlanta Legal Aid to hire lawyers to help indigent victims of domestic violence.

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