WASHINGTON – The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced today that Acadiana Legal Service Corporation will receive a $221,552 Pro Bono Innovation Fund grant. LSC’s Pro Bono Innovation Fund is intended to encourage and expand pro bono efforts and partnerships to serve more low-income clients.
Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D., congratulated Acadiana Legal Services Corporation on the grant. “The Constitution guarantees everyone the right to an attorney. These grants allow these organizations to provide services to low-income residents who may otherwise be unable to get the legal support they deserve,” said Dr. Cassidy.
Acadiana Legal Service Corporation will use the grant to evaluate its pro bono workflow and infrastructure to improve accountability, case referrals and handling in collaboration with bar-sponsored programs. The organization will launch a redesigned intake and pro bono system that will quickly and efficiently connect more clients to pro bono partners and volunteers. It will also conduct a pilot project with local libraries to better connect rural clients and pro bono attorneys.