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October 2014


The Legal Project: Our Mission

The Legal Project believes that all people, regardless of income, gender, disability, race, religion, age, sexual orientation or ethnicity should have access to legal services. This belief reflects a deep commitment to fairness and equal justice under the law. Based upon these beliefs, the mission of The Legal Project is to make the law more accessible to those in need, to increase the legal community's involvement in pro bono work; and to serve as a resource on legal issues. We feel a special commitment to women and others who may have difficulty in obtaining legal assistance.

What's New

The Legal Project Awards Ceremony - October 15th, 2014

19th Annual Pro Bono Reception - October 23rd, 2014

Legal Project 2014 Pro Bono event buy raffle tickets nowPlease join us for our second annual Pro Bono Awards Luncheon, to be held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at The Century House in Latham, NY from 11:45 am-2 pm. We will honor those volunteers and community partners who have gone above and beyond to promote access to justice in our community and beyond. 100% of the proceeds from the event will help support our pro bono programs, specifically our Domestic Violence Legal Connection.

» To register and for more Annual Pro Bono information click here

You can join the fun by taking a chance at our fabulous raffle!

Drawing will be held at the Pro Bono Reception on 10/23/14. You do not need to be present to win, but it’s more fun if you are.

Our fabulous raffle prizes are:

  • First Prize: Four tickets to Aladdin on Broadway @ New Amsterdam Theatre in NYC and a $250 VISA gift card (Show Date & Time: Saturday 2/7/15 @ 2:00 pm)
  • Second Prize: Two nights lodging and breakfast for two donated by Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa (Lake Placid, NY)
  • Third Prize: Apple iPad Mini donated by Press Play Home Entertainment

Tickets are 1 for $10 or 3 for $25

Drawing on 10/23/2014 @ Pro Bono Reception

No need to be present to win

(ticket stubs will be mailed to you)

100% of Proceeds Benefit the Domestic Violence Legal Connection

purchase raffle tickets now for the Pro Bono Reception


NEW NEWS: Albany Collaboration to Help Domestic Violence Victims

A new initiative named for a pioneering Albany Law School professor is striving to build a pipeline connecting the legal community to so-called "silenced victims" of domestic violence in the Capital Region.
» Read the article here

Albany Law School and The Legal Project Help Victims of Domestic Violence

ALBANY, N.Y. – Albany Law School and The Legal Project will provide increased access to civil legal representation to victims of domestic violence in the Capital Region through the Katheryn D. Katz Fellowship Program, officially launched today at a press conference and reception held at the law school.
» Read the press release here

Executive Director Lisa Frisch appeared on Susan Arbetter's Capital Pressroom radio show

Executive Director Lisa Frisch appeared on Susan Arbetter's Capital Pressroom radio show on WCNY on 6/20/14 along with Paul Harding, Managing Partner of Martin, Harding and Mazzotti and Joe Williams, Intern Fellow from Albany Law School, to discuss the importance of the Katz Fellowship in preparing newly admitted attorneys to assist victims of domestic violence and gain experience in a variety of legal issues.
» Hear the segment here

Check out our Image Gallery

» View the 2013 Pro Bono Reception and Awards Luncheon


The Legal Project is a private, not-for-profit organization that was founded by the Capital District Women's Bar Association in 1995. It provides a variety of free and low cost legal services to the working poor, victims of domestic violence and other underserved individuals in the Capital District of New York State.

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» Download The Domestic Violence brochure pdf filesize = 506 kb

Where would YOU go for help if you had a legal problem?

What if you had no money?
What would you do then?

The Legal Project needs your help. Your donation can help ensure that hardworking people who earn too much "on paper" for government funded legal services have somewhere to turn.