2015 grant recipients
The Board of Trustees recently authorized grants totaling $40,000 to support pro bono programs and projects that promote the public understanding of the law to the following agencies. These funds will be distributed in early 2015.
Christian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh
To provide more people in need with access to legal help, acquire and implement technology to improve efficiency, and recruit additional volunteers.
Education Law Center
To recruit, train, support, and work collaboratively with an expanding pool of volunteer pro bono attorneys willing to help meet an increasing need to provide legal assistance and consultation to students and parents on issues of public education.
Focus on Renewal
To continue assisting low-income individuals and families with legal documents, such as wills, power of attorney and health care directives.
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh
To provide legal services to unaccompanied minors seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile status and train pro bono attorneys to provide these services.
Neighborhood Legal Services Association
To provide pro se bankruptcy assistance by staff, pro bono attorneys, and law students to 120 people.
Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
To provide Civil Legal Representation to victims of intimate partner violence that will help victims obtain safety, autonomy and restoration from the Justice System.