[United States Government Manual]
[June 01, 2005]
[Pages 557-559]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office, www.gpo.gov]


3333 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20007-3522

Phone, 202-295-1500. Fax, 202-337-6831. Internet, www.lsc.gov.
President                                         Helaine M. Barnett
Vice President for Legal Affairs, General         Victor M. Fortuno
        Counsel, and Corporate Secretary
Vice President for Programs and Compliance        (vacancy)
    Director, Office of Information               John Meyer
    Director, Office of Program                   Michael Genz
Chief Administrative Officer                      (vacancy)
    Comptroller/Treasurer                         David Richardson
    Director, Office of Administration            Alice Dickerson
            and Human Resources
    Director, Office of Compliance and            Danilo Cardona
    Director, Office of Information               Jeff Morningstar
    Director, Government Relations and            Tom Polgar, Acting
            Public Affairs
Inspector General                                 Richard West

[For the Legal Services Corporation statement of organization, see the 
        Code of Federal Regulations, Title 45, Part 1601]


The Legal Services Corporation provides quality legal assistance for 
noncriminal proceedings to those who would otherwise be unable to afford 
such assistance.

The Legal Services Corporation is a private, nonprofit organization 
established by the Legal Services Corporation Act of 1974, as amended 
(42 U.S.C. 2996), to provide financial support for legal assistance in 
noncriminal proceedings to persons financially unable to afford legal 
    The Corporation is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors, 
appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. 
Each member serves for a term of 3 years, except that

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five of the members first appointed--as designated by the President at 
the time of appointment--serve 2-year terms. The President of the 
Corporation, appointed by the Board of Directors, is the chief executive 
officer of the Corporation and serves as an ex officio member of the 
Board of Directors.
    The Corporation provides financial assistance to qualified programs 
furnishing legal assistance to eligible clients and makes grants to and 
contracts with individuals, firms, corporations, and organizations for 
the purpose of providing legal assistance to these clients.
    The Corporation establishes maximum income levels for clients based 
on family size, urban and rural differences, and cost-of-living 
variations. Using these maximum income levels and other financial 
factors, the Corporation's recipient programs establish criteria to 
determine the eligibility of clients and priorities of service based on 
an appraisal of the legal needs of the eligible client community.

For further information, contact the Office of Communications, Legal 
Services Corporation, 3333 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20007-3522. 
Phone, 202-295-1500. Fax, 202-337-6831. Internet, www.lsc.gov.