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Jim Sandman

Legal Services Corporation
Jim Sandman has been president of the Legal Services Corporation since 2011. Jim practiced with the law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP for 30 years and served as the firm's Managing Partner for a decade. From 2007 to 2011, he was General Counsel of the District of Columbia Public Schools. Jim is a past President of the 100,000-member District of Columbia Bar and currently serves as chair of the Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services of the District of Columbia Circuit Judicial Conference and as a member of the District of Columbia Access to Justice Commission. In 2008, "Legal Times" named him one of the "90 Greatest Washington Lawyers of the Last 30 Years." Jim is a graduate of Boston College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Max Rosenn of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.