EVENT DATE: Jun 24, 2016
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Jun 30, 2016
ABOUT THE ASSOCIATES’ CAMPAIGN
The Legal Aid Society’s Associates’ Campaign raises awareness and vital support annually for Legal Aid and instills a sense of community among the next generation of NYC firm leadership.
The Associates’ Campaign provides crucial funding to the Society’s Civil Practice and its ability to assist thousands of low-income New Yorkers annually. Last year alone the campaign raised close to $400k and we hope to exceed that number with help from firms like yours.
No dollar amount is too small and all donors are invited to network with participating firms at a summer event in June.
ABOUT THE LEGAL AID SOCIETY
We are game changers. Help us make the impossible possible.
Historically, The Legal Aid Society has been at the forefront of legal advocacy and law reform that impacts New York City and the nation.
Nearly two million people—more than one in five residents of New York City—live at or below the poverty level. For these children and adults, persistent rates of unemployment and limited job opportunities, increased budget pressures at the City and State levels, and an extreme shortage of affordable housing have left them at greater risk of destabilizing legal problems and more in need of legal representation.
Our work has been transformative, providing a lifeline for basic survival for vulnerable New Yorkers, including vital programs to help children and families address essential needs.
ABOUT OUR CIVIL PRACTICE
The Civil Practice assists low-income clients with civil legal matters that have an immediate and direct impact on their everyday lives. We enhance family and community stability by helping clients obtain and maintain the basic necessities of life such as housing, healthcare, food and subsistence income. Unfortunately, there is a much greater need for the services of our Civil Practice than can presently be fulfilled. For every client the Practice can help, there are a substantial number of low-income New Yorkers we must turn away due to lack of funding.