Please take a look around at what we do and the ways we help people. I hope you’ll find our site a useful resource on access to justice issues and news in the future. It will be easier for us to keep our content up to date than it was on our old site, so look for more frequent updates.
The foundation started out 25 years ago running the IOLTA program and the Cabaniss Johnston scholarship fund. I was the only employee. Today we still have IOLTA and Cabaniss Johnston, but have added three more scholarship funds, the Fellows program and the Atticus Finch Society. We also provide staffing for the Alabama Access to Justice Commission. Now we have four employees, two of whom work part-time.
I plan to use this blog to discuss how the system of providing civil legal aid to the poor functions in Alabama and in other states. There are a number of different groups providing services and in order for our system to work, everyone has to work together. The volunteer lawyer programs all provide much needed services and I’ll post cases they need pro bono lawyers to take. Check back often to see if there’s a case you’re interested in taking.
Thank you for supporting our work for the past 25 years. We’ve made great strides in improving access to justice for Alabama residents, but have a long journey ahead.