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The Legal Services Corporation is governed by a bipartisan Board of Directors whose 11 members are appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

One of the Corporation’s primary responsibilities is oversight of nonprofit legal aid programs that receive LSC funding.  LSC offices administer the competition of LSC grants and provide guidance to ensure LSC-funded programs provide high-quality legal services that are responsive to the needs of clients. LSC offices also review grantee compliance with the LSC Act, with Congressional restrictions on the use of LSC funds and with LSC regulations and instructions. In addition, LSC has a statutorily independent Office of Inspector General to conduct and supervise audits, investigations and reviews to detect waste, fraud and abuse and to assist management in identifying ways to promote efficiency and effectiveness in LSC operations and LSC-funded programs.