Ronald S. Flagg

Ronald S. Flagg

Host of Talk Justice, An LSC Podcast

Ronald S. Flagg was appointed President of the Legal Services Corporation effective February 20, 2020, and previously served as Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel since 2013.  He previously practiced commercial and administrative litigation at Sidley Austin LLP for 31 years, 27 years as a partner. He chaired the firm’s Committee on Pro Bono and Public Interest Law for more than a decade.

Flagg served as president of the District of Columbia Bar in 2010-2011 and currently serves as Chair of the Bar’s Pro Bono Task Force.  He presently also chairs the board of the National Veterans Legal Services Program. He has also served as Chair of the District of Columbia Bar Pro Bono Committee, Chair of the Board of the AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly, as a member of the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates, on LSC’s Pro Bono Task Force, and as a member of the Board of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, the Board of the District of Columbia Access to Justice Foundation, and  the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission.

Flagg graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and cum laude from Harvard Law School. He began his career as a law clerk to Judge Myron L. Gordon, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and as attorney-advisor in the United States Department of Justice, Office of Intelligence Policy.

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Recent Episodes
September 13, 2022

How Law Schools Can Close the Justice Gap

Law school leaders discuss how their academic institutions work towards expanding access to justice on the latest episode of LS’s “Talk Justice” podcast. Thomas Miles, Dean and Clifton R. Musser Professor of...

August 23, 2022

The Value of Medical-Legal Partnerships

Leaders from Georgetown University’s Health Justice Alliance discuss how the medical-legal partnership (MLP) benefits both law and medical students on the latest episode of Talk Justice. Dr. Ana Caskin, deputy medical director...

July 26, 2022

In Conversation with Trailblazing Minnesota Justice Anne McKeig

Associate Justice Anne McKeig of the Minnesota Supreme Court joins the podcast to discuss her legal career and how courts can expand access to justice. 

June 28, 2022

A Conversation with NLADA President April Frazier Camara

Newly appointed National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) President and CEO April Frazier Camara shares her goals for the NLADA and the personal history that led her to advocate for access...

May 10, 2022

The Justice Gap: The Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-income Americans

Coach Harbaugh and LSC Leaders Share What New Data Means for Nation's Justice Gap

March 22, 2022

Pro Bono and the Pandemic

Positive developments in pro bono practice that should remain in place in a post-pandemic world

March 8, 2022

The Crisis in Access to Justice in Rural America

Experts discuss new technology and other client-centered developments that are helping to close the justice gap in rural communities.

February 22, 2022

American Rescue Plan, Evictions, Broadband and the Digital Divide

Senior Advisor to the president and American Rescue Plan Coordinator Gene Sperling discusses implementing the historic $1.9 trillion rescue plan and what it means for access to justice.

January 11, 2022

Expanding Access to Justice in Rural Communities

A2J is going country.

December 14, 2021

How the pandemic and natural disasters impact domestic violence

What do survivors of domestic violence do when disasters cut them off from the world?

October 12, 2021

Shifting the Narrative on Access to Justice Advocacy

Massachusetts Representative Joe Kennedy III and Upsolve CEO Rohan Pavuluri sit down with LSC President Ron Flagg to discuss Access to Justice

September 28, 2021

How State Attorneys General Can Work with Legal Aid Providers to Serve Low-Income Americans

Five attorneys general join host Ron Flagg for a powerful conversation about civil justice initiatives.

September 14, 2021

How the Pandemic Is Impacting the Opioid Crisis and People in Recovery

Expert guests discussing COVID's effect on the Opioid Crisis and people who suffer from it.

August 24, 2021

Why Civil Legal Aid and Access to Justice Are Important to American Business

Distinguished business leaders discuss the business community’s perspective on the importance of access to justice during the pandemic.