James Sandman is president of the Legal Services Corporation, the single largest U.S. funder of civil legal aid programs for low-income people. They fund 134 independent legal aid programs with almost 800 legal aid offices serving every county, state, and territory. He practiced law with Arnold & Porter LLP from 1977 to 2007 and served as the firm’s managing partner from 1995 to 2005. From 2007 to 2011, he was general counsel for the District of Columbia Public Schools.
Jim Sandman talks about the justice gap: the difference between the civil legal needs of low-income Americans and the resources available to meet those needs.
Government funding is one of the principle sources of funding for legal aid programs but convincing politicians to fund these programs can seem like a huge obstacle. Experts discuss the complex issue of educating donors about what legal aid is.
Ten barriers that block the adoption of technology, five strategies to this issue, and how the adoption of technology will help get legal aid to those that need it.
Jim Sandman and Linda Klein discuss President Trump’s budget proposal to zero out funding for the Legal Services Corporation.
CodeX FutureLaw keynote speaker Jim J. Sandman discusses the 10 reasons the law has been slow to adopt technology and the “levers of power” that might be engaged to accelerate that rate.
“The average solo practitioner in this country cannot afford their own hourly rate.” Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Monica Bay, Professor Oliver Goodenough, Margaret Hagan, John Suh, Lucy Bassli, and James Sandman, panelists on ‘Innovations within the Legal Sphere’ at the 2015 ABA National Summit on Innovation in Legal Services. Together, they analyze...
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