What We Do
The Alabama Law Foundation is a charitable, tax-exempt organization composed of several separate programs, each providing ways for lawyers to better their profession and their communities. The foundation makes annual grants to organizations that provide free legal aid to the poor in civil cases, for projects that improve the administration of justice and for law-related education.
We have three law school scholarship funds to help the next generation of lawyers. They are the Cabaniss Johnston Scholarship, the Justice Janie L. Shores Scholarship and the W. Verbon Black Scholarship. The Kids’ Chance Scholarship Fund helps the children of injured workers attend college.
Through our experience making legal aid grants the foundation has learned a lot about how the delivery system to provide legal aid to the poor works in Alabama and throughout the country, as well as new developments in how to make the system work more effectively for clients, lawyers and the court system. We put this knowledge to use by providing staffing for the Alabama Access to Justice Commission.