The managing partner of the law firm Neuner, Pate in Lafayette, Frank Neuner, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation.

The LSC is the biggest group that assists low-income individuals who need legal services.

The accolades are coming in for Neuner which U.S. Senator John Kennedy saying,

"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."

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy made similar comments about Neuner saying,

"Frank Neuner's extensive work ensuring low-income individuals in Louisiana have access to legal services makes him an excellent choice for the position. 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."

Neuner's prior experience has been as chairman of the Louisiana Public Defender Board between the years of 2008 and 2013. Part of his work in serving as that Board's chair, was to establish and lobby for support of legislation that increases the level of access that low-income people have to legal services.

Neuner earned both a bachelor's and law degree from LSU.