Bonding Requirements for Recipients
This proposed rule would revise the Legal Services Corporation's (LSC or Corporation) regulation about bonding requirements for LSC recipients. It would require recipients to bond all their employees and to ensure that third parties who handle recipients' funds have bond coverage, allow recipients to use other forms of insurance similar to fidelity bonds, raise the minimum level of coverage, and allow recipients to use LSC funds to pay for bonding costs. This proposed rule will update part 1629 to reflect current insurance practices and simplify the language in the rule to reduce confusion.
This final rule revises the Legal Services Corporation (LSC or Corporation) regulation regarding fee-generating cases. This rule clarifies the definition of ``fee-generating case,'' clarifies that brief advice is permitted by the regulation, and revises how a recipient accounts for attorneys' fees awards.
Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Revisions to the Grant Terms and Conditions for Grant Year 2018 Basic Field Grants
The Legal Services Corporation (``LSC'') is extending the public comment period for the proposed Terms and Conditions (formerly the LSC Grant Assurances) for Grant Year 2018 Basic Field Grants. LSC published the original request for comments in the Federal Register on April 7, 2017. The proposed Terms and Conditions are available at http://www.lsc.gov/about-lsc/matters-comment. This notice extends the comment period for ten business days, from May 8, 2017, to May 22, 2017.