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Funding Legal Services Programs with Attorney Fee Awards

By Jennifer S. Wagner

The financial crisis has been extremely damaging for programs funded by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) and their clients. There has been one bright hope for legal services lawyers, however: Congress’ 2010 decision to allow their programs to resume collecting attorney fees. But in pursuing fees for their clients, legal services programs must still comply with LSC regulations. Learning about these regulations can help legal services lawyers achieve justice for individual clients and improve legal services programs across the country.

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