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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.

Here we are in October and the 2017 Pro Bono Reception is fast approaching!

» Download our invitation for the Pro Bono event PDF document for download, which will be held on October 26, 2017 at the Hart Theater Lounge, The Egg, Albany. There will be great networking with over 300 community leaders, non-profit professionals, attorneys, and many more of your friends and colleagues. We will have delicious food stations from 14 different area restaurants, open wine, beer and soda bars and the most incredible silent auction ever. This event helps us raise critical funds for our pro bono programs and we appreciate your support.

We hope that you can join us! For more information and to register, see our website at www.legalproject.org or feel free to email me.

Thank you so much!
Lisa


PS. Please also save the date for our Pro Bono Awards Luncheon on April 27, 2018 at the Century House, Latham!

22nd Annual Pro Bono Reception—October 26, 2017

The 22nd Annual Pro Bono Reception will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Hart Theater Lounge at The Egg in downtown Albany.  We will celebrate the work of The Legal Project’s many volunteers and supporters with a cocktail reception with a beer and wine open bar, and delicious selections from a variety of local restaurants as well as a wonderful Silent Auction and raffle.  This is our major fundraiser for the year and 100% of the proceeds from the event will help support our pro bono programs for domestic violence and immigration.  The Awards Luncheon will be scheduled for Spring of 2018.

 

register online now for the Pro Bono Reception

 


» Please visit the Pro Bono 2017 information area for additional information and tickets.

 

 

2017 Spring Appeal

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.  Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar up to $50,000 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.
» Download the 2017 Appeal flyer 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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Your Support Will Be Matched To Help Immigrants In Need!

People in our community need your help ...

In recent days, many people in the Capital Region have been negatively affected by the changing immigration landscape and don't know where to turn for help. At The Legal Project, we have been working non-stop with our community partners to advocate, reach out and connect with those in need.

But we can't do it alone...

It is our mission to defend the rights of any person who is at risk and in need of our services. Your support is vital to the work our attorneys, staff and volunteers do every day - no gift is too small...every dollar makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.

Now is the time to make a gift that will truly make a difference...

We have received a $50,000 matching gift from an anonymous donor through the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region that will double your contribution to supporting our work.

All contributions toward this matching gift will directly support our immigration program, which allows us to help anyone in need of assistance, regardless of immigration status.

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

Together, we can help more immigrants in our community get the legal help they need...

Please consider investing in The Legal Project's Immigration matching gift today. To donate online, simply click here to follow this link to our website. (Tax Deductible gifts can be made through our secure website)

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

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

Immigration Legal Network

In light of recent executive orders that are changing the 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.

» 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.