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Low-Income Energy Assistance Program Reauthorized

By The National Consumer Law Center

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been reauthorized through fiscal year 1999, with many noteworthy changes. This column outlines the significant changes in the current statute, including leveraging incentive funds and emergency funds, the addition of a new allowable use for funds, defining "the highest home energy needs," and the REACh program.

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Federal Statutory Attorney Fees

Common Issues and Recent Cases

By Gary F. Smith

Attorney fees are a crucial component of legal services offices budgets, and legal services advocates now routinely pursue fee claims under a variety of federal fee-shifting statutes. This article analyzes the current issues arising in litigation under federal attorney fee statutes and provides advocates with the relevant legal principles and precedent necessary to make a successful claim for statutory attorney fees.

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