James J. Sandman is President of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), a nonprofit corporation that is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income people in the United States. Prior to joining LSC in 2011, Mr. Sandman was with Arnold & Porter LLP from 1977 to 2007 and served as the firm’s managing partner from 1995 to 2005. He is a past president of the 100,000-member District of Columbia Bar. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Sandman was general counsel for the District of Columbia Public Schools.
Mr. Sandman is chair of the District of Columbia Circuit Judicial Conference Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services. He is chairman of the board of the D.C. Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, vice chairman of Washington Performing Arts, serves on the boards of Tahirih Justice Center, Albany Law School, and the College of Saint Rose, and is a member of the District of Columbia Access to Justice Commission. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston College.