June 7, 2018

Cassidy, Kennedy Welcome Appointment of Frank Neuner to Legal Services Corporation

WASHINGTON— U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and John Kennedy (R-LA) today welcomed President Trump’s appointment of Frank Neuner to the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). The LSC is the nation’s single largest provider of legal assistance grants for low-income Americans.

“Frank Neuner’s extensive work ensuring low-income individuals in Louisiana have access to legal services makes him an excellent choice for this position,” said Dr. Cassidy. “His service to his community is driven by his belief that without access to competent legal assistance and protection, those in need will never grow to trust our justice system. I look forward to voting for his confirmation.”

“Frank is an experienced attorney and a managing partner in a successful law firm. Throughout his career, he has held firm to the belief that those in need deserve legal assistance regardless of their financial circumstances. He is the perfect fit for this position,” said Senator Kennedy.

Neuner received his bachelor’s and law degree from Louisiana State University and now is the managing partner of Neuner, Pate in Lafayette. Neuner served as chair of the Louisiana Public Defender Board from 2008 to 2013. During that time, he led the effort to create legislation to increase access to defense council for low-income individuals.