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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

The Legal Project is proud to honor these pro bono volunteers and community partners in for their service and support in 2014. Congratulations to all of the honorees!

» Swyer Companies Leadership Award
» Kurt Clobridge Memorial Award
» Friend of the Legal Project
» Stanley A. Rosen Memorial Award
» Brigid Nolan Memorial Award
» Barry A. Gold Law Firm Leadership Award


View photos

» of the 2014 Legal Project Pro Bono Awards Luncheon
» of the 19th Annual Pro Bono Reception by photographer Joan Heffler


Thank You for your support of our 19th Annual Pro Bono Reception on October 23rd, 2014

» Visit our Sponsor and Silent Auction Donor pages for additional information.


History

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.

» Download The Legal Project brochure pdf filesize = 358 kb

» 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.