Saturday, April 8, 2017

Legal Executives at Tech Firms Promote Federal Funding for Legal Aid

Top legal executives at Cisco, Juniper Networks, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft, Google,, Symantec, Verizon, Comcast, Yahoo, LinkedIn, NetApp, Adobe, Facebook and Twitter speak out against the defunding of Legal Services Corporation, the government organization that provides funding for civil legal services for low income Americans.

Legal Services Corporation (LSC) 
is an independent nonprofit established by Congress in 1974 to provide financial support for civil legal aid programs that help low-income Americans. Legal aid programs ensure access to justice by providing free legal help to households with annual incomes at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines. Clients include the working poor, veterans and military families, homeowners and renters, families with children, farmers, the disabled, and the elderly.