New Legal Aid Services Act

New Legal Aid Services Act

Such counsel does not receive any remuneration from a beneficiary while serving on such an organization. (4) For many of our citizens, the availability of legal services has strengthened confidence in our government and laws. c) The Society shall publish an annual report which it shall submit to the President and to the Congress. This report must include a description of the services provided under section 1007(a)(2)(C)(i) and (ii). (C) any voter registration activities (other than legal advice and representation); (2) There is a need to provide quality legal assistance to those who would otherwise not be able to afford adequate legal assistance and to continue the current programme of essential legal services. 6. Lawyers employed by a beneficiary shall be appointed without equitable remuneration to provide legal assistance only if such appointment is made on the basis of a law, rule or practice generally applicable to lawyers practising in the court where the appointment is made. 6. In jurisdictions where a significant number of suitable clients speak a language other than English as their primary language, the Company will, to the extent possible, ensure that its primary language is used to provide legal assistance to such clients under this Title. (c) Non-federal funds received by the Corporation and funds received by a recipient from a source other than the Corporation must be accounted for and reported separately as revenues and disbursements and separately from federal funds; However, funds so obtained for the provision of legal assistance shall not be spent by beneficiaries for purposes prohibited by this Title, except that this provision shall not be construed as preventing recipients from receiving other public or tribal funds (including endowment funds for the benefit of Indians or Indian tribes) and in accordance with the objectives of: for which they are provided. or to prevent contracts or other agreements with private attorneys, private law firms, or other government or local law enforcement agencies, or with legal aid societies with separate public defense programs to provide legal assistance to clients eligible under this title. SEC.1005 a). The Board of Directors shall appoint the President of the Company, who shall be a member of the Bar Association of the highest court of any State and shall ex officio be a non-voting member of the Board of Directors, as well as such other officers as the Board of Directors deems necessary.

No officer of the Corporation shall receive salary or other remuneration for services rendered by any source other than the Corporation during his or her term of employment with the Corporation unless approved by the Board of Directors. All officers serve at the discretion of the Board. (g) The Company will undertake a comprehensive and independent review of the existing staff attorney program under this Act and, through appropriate demonstration projects, alternative and complementary methods to provide legal services to eligible clients, including Judicare, supporting documentation, prepaid legal insurance and contracts with law firms; and, on the basis of the results of this study, make recommendations to the President and Congress no later than two years after the first meeting of the Board of Directors on improvements, changes or alternative methods for the economical and efficient provision of these services. f) At least thirty days prior to the approval of a grant application or prior to the conclusion of a contract or the commencement of any other project, the Society shall publicly announce and notify the Governor, the State Bar Association of a State and the principal bar associations (if any) of a municipality. if legal assistance is so engaged, for that grant, contract or project. The notification shall contain an appropriate description of the grant application or the proposed contract or project, as well as a call for comments and recommendations. In the District of Columbia, there is a private, nonprofit corporation known as Legal Services Corporation to provide financial assistance to individuals who are financially unable to provide legal assistance.