The Law Belongs to All of Us

A person’s ability to enforce important civil rights should not depend on their income. We’re an award-winning nonprofit working to create the country’s first system of universal access to legal representation and prove that justice for everyone is possible.

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Read: The Problem

Return on Investment

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For every $1 we spend on services and overhead, we generate $6.63 in financial benefits for our clients and deter $14.75 worth of illegal activity.

Evictions Prevented & Families Housed

Evictions defeated, clients transferred into new housing, and housing barriers removed

Millions in direct financial returns

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Combined awards, canceled debt, and settlements on behalf of our low-income clients

Family Conflicts Resolved

Survivors and children protected, families reunited, divorces granted, and conflicts resolved

Sponsor a Case

We publish a sample of our live cases as sponsorships to help people understand the kinds of issues our clients deal with on a daily basis. By sponsoring a case, we’ll provide you with updates on how it resolves.

  1. Ms. Thomas Needs A Guide.

    An error made by her mortgage broker could leave Ms. Thomas homeless and financially ruined. Help us right the wrong.
    • 22%

    $350.00 donated of $1,600.00 goal

  2. Lena is ready to leave everything behind to keep her family safe.

    In a matter of months, Lena’s ex-husband will be released from prison. After years of abuse, she's desperate to maintain distance from him. A housing transfer could make all the difference for her and her children.
    • 65%

    $415.00 donated of $640.00 goal

  3. Valeria will always protect her children – even against their father.

    When Valeria discovered their her husband was sexually abusing her daughter, she took action to make sure it would never happen again. Two years later, he wants to come into their lives. Help us guard their safety.
    • 65%

    $550.00 donated of $840.00 goal

  1. Ms. Thomas Needs A Guide.

    An error made by her mortgage broker could leave Ms. Thomas homeless and financially ruined. Help us right the wrong.
    • 22%

    $350.00 donated of $1,600.00 goal

  2. Lena is ready to leave everything behind to keep her family safe.

    In a matter of months, Lena’s ex-husband will be released from prison. After years of abuse, she's desperate to maintain distance from him. A housing transfer could make all the difference for her and her children.
    • 65%

    $415.00 donated of $640.00 goal

  3. Valeria will always protect her children – even against their father.

    When Valeria discovered their her husband was sexually abusing her daughter, she took action to make sure it would never happen again. Two years later, he wants to come into their lives. Help us guard their safety.
    • 65%

    $550.00 donated of $840.00 goal

Our Model

 

Universal Access

We’re pioneering a way to ensures everyone can use the law to protect themselves, on any issue, no matter what their income is.

Comprehensive Services

We directly represent low-income residents in over 35 areas of law and engage in joint case management with other human service professionals.

Built to Scale

We built our knowledge infrastructure to scale. We want to prove that universal access can work at a large scale and become a model for national replication.

Featured Story: Ariel

Ariel was convinced she was going to die. Threatened at gunpoint and with her emergency transfer stuck in a bureaucratic morass, she didn’t believe there was a way out.

Read how we resolved it.

Full Transparency

Read our annual budget and programming plan to find out how we’re holding ourselves accountable and what we are spending money on.

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What’s New

Anna

Anna

Anna Acting Director of Legal Services and Family Law Attorney I have always felt that, because of my education and societal privilege, I had an obligation to speak up. So I started doing a lot of volunteer work, particularly around sexual violence and trauma. I...

We’re Hiring! Consumer Attorney

We’re Hiring! Consumer Attorney

We’re now hiring a consumer attorney! Our consumer attorney will provide economic security to our low-income clients by enforcing their consumer and property rights.