May 3, 2010 – The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has initiated a search for a new president. Board chairman John G. Levi of Chicago is overseeing the nationwide search. LSC has posted a “Request for Proposals for Executive Search Services in Connection With the Hiring of an LSC President” on the company’s website. Executive search firms are asked to file their proposals by May 24. “The board of directors wishes to engage an executive search firm to assist it with developing a search strategy and identifying appropriate candidates for consideration to be LSC's next president,” the Request for Proposals says. The LSC Board has created a five-member search committee that will be supplemented by an advisory committee whose members have expertise in providing civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. LSC is an independent nonprofit corporation funded by Congress that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants to 136 independent nonprofit legal aid providers across the nation. The corporation is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for the poor.