Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Legal Services Corp Leadership Extravagant?

The AP reported that the Legal Services Corporation's leadership has indulged in luxuries, citing things like having board meetings at hotels around the country instead of in LSC offices. The story listed catering bills (e.g., $14 "Death by Chocolate" for each board member at one meeting) and other apparent luxury items (e.g., a limo ride). Larry Margasak, Legal Aid Program Has Expensive Taste Aug. 15, 2006. See also Legal Defender of Poor Under Scrutiny, CBS News, Aug. 13, 2006.

Of course, there's another side to the story. See Legal Services Corporation (LSC) Response to Issues in CBS and AP News Stories, press release, Aug. 17, 2006.

Thanks to Carolyn Elefant for the links and her own commentary. See her post, Follow-up on LSC Story: The LSC Response (Aug. 23).

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