Fee-Generating Cases; Use of Non-LSC Funds, Transfers of LSC Funds, Program Integrity; Attorneys' Fees
On February 11, 2010, LSC issued an Interim Final Rule and Request for Comments repealing its regulatory prohibition on the claiming of, and the collection and retention of attorneys' fees pursuant to Federal and State law permitting or requiring the awarding of such fees. The action was taken in accordance with the elimination on the statutory prohibition on attorneys' fees in LSC's FY 2010 appropriation legislation. The rule moved provisions on accounting for and use of attorneys' fees and acceptance of reimbursements from clients from part 1642 (which was eliminated) to part 1609 of LSC's regulations. LSC also made technical changes to its regulations to remove cross references to the obsolete statutory and regulatory citations. With this document, LSC is responding to the comments received and confirming the February 11 rule as final without change.