Attorney Support for Access to Justice

Attorney Support for Access to Justice

Dear Colleague,

We encourage you to serve those in need by supporting the Access to Justice Campaign with a 2021 year-end gift. By supporting the ATJ Campaign, you show your commitment to furthering access and fairness for all in the justice system, and to addressing racial inequities that are prevalent in low-income families.

Civil legal aid creates home safety and stability, serves veterans and vulnerable older adults, and safeguards income. Having an attorney is lifechanging for those who are facing critical uncertainties, and helps people access basic necessities to preserve health care, housing, and employment.  

As you may guess, housing and unemployment cases continue to rise. To quantify the magnitude that an attorney has in those instances, 98% of housing cases handled by legal aid attorneys this year had a positive outcome, meaning that a home was saved and homelessness avoided.

The Michigan legal community can fundamentally improve access to justice for those who need it most by donating to the ATJ Campaign now.

The ATJ Campaign is a collaborative centralized campaign, administered by the Michigan State Bar Foundation in partnership with the State Bar of Michigan, to increase resources for these regional and statewide programs.

To make a charitable contribution or for more information about the ATJ Campaign, please see 100% of your donation will be distributed to support civil legal aid to low-income individuals.

Thank you for making access to justice a priority. Happy holidays and best wishes for the New Year.


Dana M. Warnez                                         Edward H. Pappas
President                                                      President
State Bar of Michigan                                Michigan State Bar Foundation