Keeping the Lights On for Colorado Legal Services

The April edition of The Colorado Lawyer included a compelling article about the Associates Campaign and Colorado Legal Services’ Medical–Legal Partnership for Children.

“On April 1, 2013, the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado kicked off its annual Associates Campaign. For many young lawyers, the Associates Campaign will be their first exposure to the work of Colorado Legal Services (CLS), the Legal Aid Foundation’s sole beneficiary. Although the Campaign traditionally has been fueled by healthy competition among law firms, it fundamentally exists for one reason: to help keep the lights on at the only legal organization able to serve hundreds of thousands of impoverished Coloradans, many of whom are children.

This article discusses just one important CLS program that needs additional funding to stay afloat—the Medical–Legal Partnership for Children. It is not alone in requiring public support to survive.”

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