The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is an independent 501(c)(3) corporation that provides federal funding to legal aid programs across the country, including eleven legal aid organizations in California. LSC regulations require that these legal aid programs have governing bodies that include a majority of attorney members and that the attorney members reasonably reflect the diversity of the legal community and population of the area served by the legal aid organization. The State Bar Board of Trustees makes appointments to the board of directors for the following five legal aid organizations upon their request and recommendation:
Details about the qualifications for and service on these organizations’ boards will be available here when there are State Bar appointee vacancies. The State Bar will prioritize applicants for appointments on legal aid boards who:
Note that the State Bar does not reimburse travel-related expenses for appointees to LSC-funded legal aid organizations. For additional information on each organization, please visit the specific organization’s website.