2013 grant recipients
The Board of Trustees recently authorized grants totaling $30,600 to support pro bono programs and projects that promote the public understanding of the law to the following agencies. These funds were distributed in early 2013.
Education Law Center
To train, support, and work collaboratively with volunteer pro bono attorneys who have agreed to assist parents on matters of public education, including issues related to special education, school discipline and access and education in charter schools.
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh
To provide training, professional supervision, oversight, and mentorship to enable pro bono attorneys to assist indigent youth who apply for Deferred Action to remain legally in the United States.
Neighborhood Legal Services Association
Unemployed PFA Victims Assistance Project - To expand NLSA's ability to respond to the needs of PFA victims and increase available resources to victims which may prevent the need for them to reengage in abusive relationships.
Pittsburgh Mercy Health System
HELP Operation Safety Net - To help homeless individuals regain proof of identity, such as birth certificates, social security numbers and drivers’ licenses; To secure social benefits such as food stamps, social security benefits, child care, utility assistance, veterans benefits and other social services.
Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
To provide representation and advice on civil legal matters in divorce cases involving intimate partner violence.