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Access to Justice

Legal Services Fundraising Training Program

The American Bar Association Litigation Section is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2022 Legal Services Fundraising Training Program. The Program is designed to offer intensive development training, at no cost, to staff responsible for, and Board members engaged in, fundraising at legal services organizations.

This training is available ONLY to those organizations that provide their services free of charge to clients. The program be held virtually May 19­–20, 2022.

Training Cost

Since the program is being held virtually, there is no cost to attend this training program.


Legal aid organizations that have Development operations in place for at least one year may apply for a stipend to help defray out-of-pocket costs of attendance. Submission of a timely application is required. In order for the applicants to qualify, their sponsoring organization must issue a press release and add to their web page, or through social media, an announcement about their upcoming participation in the 2022 Legal Services Fundraising Training Program sponsored by the ABA Litigation Section.


May 19–20, 2022


Up to 8 legal services programs will be invited to participate; up to two staff members and one private attorney per program may attend the Legal Services Fundraising Training. Applications from organizations that are not requesting a stipend will also be considered, subject to program size availability.


All applications are due by April 22, 2022. Acceptance will be limited to those programs where a private bar attorney commits to attend the training along with the Executive Director or Development Director responsible for fundraising.

Apply Here

Deadline: April 22, 2022

 Please contact Monica Reyes at [email protected] with any questions.  

The Access to Justice Committee would like to congratulate the following organizations on attending the Legal Services Fundraising Training Program.

2020-2021 Fundraising Training Grantees

  1. The Pro Bono Project
  2. Community Christian Legal Aid
  3. Texas Advocacy Project, Inc.
  4. Senior Citizens Legal Services
  5. Houston Volunteer Lawyers
  6. Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
  7. The Public Interest Law Center

2019-2020 Fundraising Training Grantees

  1. Effective Strategies for Private Bar Fundraising
  2. Network for Victim Recovery of DC
  3. Community Law Center, Inc.
  4. The Community Tax Law Project
  5. Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
  6. Legal Services of Eastern Michigan
  7. Disability Rights MD

2018-2019 Fundraising Training Grantees

  1. Disability Law Center
  2. Laurel Legal Services
  3. Northeast New Jersey Legal Services
  4. Philadelphia Legal Assistance
  5. The Legal Clinic for the Disabled

2017-2018 Fundraising Training Grantees

  1. Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino
  2. Equal Access to Justice (EAJ)
  3. Coalition of Welfare Rights Organizations
  4. Legal Aid Society of Lubbock, Inc.
  5. Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice
  6. South Carolina Legal Services
  7. California Indian Legal Services
  8. Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
  9. Legal Aid Society of Orange County-Community Legal Services

2016-2017 Fundraising Training Grantees

  1. Asian Law Alliance
  2. Capital District Women’s Bar Association
  3. Contra Costa Senior Legal Services
  4. Lawyers’ Campaign for Equal Justice
  5. Legal Services for Children
  6. Legal Services of New York
  7. Mississippi Center for Legal Services
  8. Prairie State Legal Services

2015-2016 Fundraising Training Grantees

  1. Alaska Legal Services Corporation
  2. Casa Cornelia Law Center
  3. Legal Aid of Nebraska
  4. Legal Services of Northern Virginia
  5. Oklahoma Bar Foundation
  6. Public Justice Center
  7. North Carolina Legal Services

2014-2015 Fundraising Training Grantees

  1. Beacon Law
  2. Dicosesan Migrant and Refugee Services
  3. DNA People’s Legal Services
  4. East River Legal Services
  5. Equal Access to Justic
  6. Florida Rural Legal Services
  7. Legal Services of Northern California
  8. Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
  9. New Mexico Legal Aid

2013-2014 Fundraising Training Grantees

  1. Asian Americans Advancing Justice- L.A.
  2. Casa Cornelia Law Center
  3. Legal Aid of Manasota, Inc.
  4. Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  5. Mississippi Center for Legal Services Corporation
  6. New Mexico Legal Aid
  7. Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc.
  8. SeniorLAW Center
  9. Tennessee Justice Center

2012-2013 Fundraising Training Grantees

  1. Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center
  2. Georgia Legal Services
  3. Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation
  4. Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
  5. Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota
  6. Mazzoni Center Legal Services
  7. South Coastal Legal Services<
  8. Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

2011-2012 Advanced Fundraising Training Grantees

  1. Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  2. Community Legal Aid (serving western and central Massachusetts
  3. Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. (serving metro Detroit)
  4. Legal Aid of East Tennessee
  5. Legal Aid of North Carolina
  6. Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
  7. Legal Services of Greater Miami
  8. Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.
  9. MidPenn Legal Services