Attorney Support for the Access to Justice Campaign
Supporting the Access to Justice Campaign in 2020 should be a priority for every Michigan attorney. Within the climate of our current crisis, a growing number of families are turning to civil legal aid to save their homes and safeguard their families, and to secure an income when employment is uncertain. The Michigan legal community can fundamentally improve access to justice for those who need it most by donating to the ATJ Campaign now.
Last year, over 1.9 million people qualified for civil legal aid, and we anticipate this number will increase due to the pandemic. Supporting access to justice helps thousands through free legal assistance and representation, self-help centers, legal clinics and pro-bono assistance, and educational support on legal topics. Having meaningful access to an attorney and to the courts is often the biggest difference maker in changing lives for the better.
Please join us in making a 2020 gift to the ATJ Campaign to help ensure access and fairness for all in the justice system. As Michigan attorneys, we should all take pride in working towards justice for all, not just those who can afford it. 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 atjfund.org. 100% of your donation will be distributed to support civil legal aid to low-income individuals.
Thank you for your generosity. Happy holidays and best wishes for the New Year.
State Bar of Michigan
Michigan State Bar Foundation