Lawyers and law firms from across the state came together to raise nearly $2 million in the Legal Aid Foundation’s annual fundraising drive for Colorado Legal Services. The funds will be used to provide necessary legal assistance in serious civil matters for Coloradans who cannot afford counsel.
The ongoing success of the Legal Aid Foundation’s annual campaign is a direct result of the enduring commitment of the Colorado legal community to improving access to our civil justice system. This year, law firm giving accounted for 61 percent of the total amount raised, with 117 donor firms giving at the Leadership Level of $450 Colorado per lawyer in the firm. Donations from individual lawyers reached a record level as well.
“The response this year was particularly gratifying in light of the current threat to federal funding for civil legal aid,” said Legal Aid Foundation Executive Director Diana Poole. “Private support has never been more important to ensure that the most critical legal needs of low-income Coloradans do not go unattended.
Colorado Legal Services provides legal representation and advice through a network of 13 offices around the state, as well as easy-to-understand, online self-help information and state-of-the-art interactive forms for use in civil proceedings.
About the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado
The Legal Aid Foundation is the fundraising arm of Colorado Legal Services, which provides free legal assistance to low-income Coloradans who are facing serious civil legal problems.