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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.


Save The Date for our Pro Bono Awards Luncheon!!

April 27, 2018 - 11:30-2:00 pm The Century House, Latham

Registration information will be coming soon - stay tuned!


Thank you for helping us make the "22nd Annual Pro Bono Reception" a huge success!

The Legal Project's "22nd Annual Pro Bono Reception" was held on October 26, 2017 at the Hart Theater Lounge in The Egg in downtown Albany. The event was a great opportunity for us to thank the many sponsors, guests and volunteers who help make our work possible all year long.  Over 300 community leaders, non-profit professionals, attorneys, friends and colleagues attended and helped us celebrate. There were delicious food stations from 14 different area restaurants and the most incredible silent auction ever.

This important event helps us raise critical funds for our pro bono programs and we cannot thank everyone enough for the support and participation.  Please check back soon to see a complete listing of this year's sponsors, Honorary Committee and donors.

Even though this was our best "Pro Bono Reception" yet, we know next year's will be even better - hope to see you there - Thank you so much! 


2017-2018 50,000 Matching Grant - Community Foundation of the Greater Capital Region

At this giving time of year, we hope you will consider making a donation to this important matching grant that we have received from the Communtiy Foundation of the Greater Capital Region.Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar with a gift from an anonymous donor who wishes to assist us in serving those who would otherwise go unserved, such as immigrants in our community, and assist us in enhancing our capacity to reach more people in need.  Every dollar makes a difference — thank you for considering support at any level for The Legal Project. 

Our services include finding a solution to extremely challenging situations such as bankruptcy, foreclosure, returning veterans, end of life planning and domestic violence. Many of our clients would have nowhere else to turn for this help, which is why your donations are so critical to our mission.

Thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors. Your support means so much!

» Download the 2017-2018 Matching Grant flyer Legal Project Winter Appeal PDF document for download

 

Please join our efforts by making a one-time or recurring tax-deductible donation.


Thank you! We can’t do what we do without you!

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Immigration Legal Network

In light of the changing immigration landscape, many are feeling scared or are looking for ways to help. We are currently in the process of planning and scheduling Know Your Rights presentations, which will occur in safe places and include consultations with attorneys. If you would like more information about these programs, or would like to volunteer as either a presenter or a consultation attorney, please email us at cric@legalproject.org. The Legal Project's Immigration Legal Network provides free, confidential consultations with an immigration attorney as well as free representation for those who can't afford a lawyer. We have an experienced staff attorney, a BIA Accredited Representative and wonderful volunteer immigration attorneys who are ready to help.

You can also help by making a donation toward our $50,000 matching gift through the Community Foundation of the Capital Region. This will directly support our immigration civil legal program, which allows us to help anyone in need of this assistance, regardless of immigration status, if they are unable to afford an attorney. All donations, regardless of size, will make a tremendous difference in helping us help others.

Our Immigration Legal Network helps:

  • Petition to bring family members to the United States
  • Petition to allow family members to stay in the United States
  • Petition for legal status for victims of domestic violence by a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Petition for legal status for victims of certain other crimes
  • Apply for a green card
  • Apply for asylum
  • Apply for Consideration for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Apply to travel outside of the United States
  • Apply for a work permit

P.S. If you are interested in volunteering, want more information about our programs or scheduling Know Your Rights presentations, please email us at cric@legalproject.org

»Download The Legal Project Immigration Brochure. PDF document for download

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History of The Legal Project

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 document for download

» Download The Domestic Violence brochure PDF document for download

 

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.