The Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services Celebrates 125 Years

We are the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services. Our mission is to protect and strengthen families by providing equal access to justice for our most vulnerable citizens, including those who are impoverished, the elderly and victims of domestic violence.

Special thanks to Tracy Mailloux, Motion Graphics Designer

2008 Legal Aid Clients 2008 Legal Aid Clients describes the work of The Legal Aid Society through the clients its serves, with a special emphasis on the Civil Practice, representing the most vulnerable New Yorkers including senior citizens, chronically ill or disabled children and adults, survivors of domestic violence, immigrants, low-wage or unemployed workers, persons living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless or imminently homeless children and adults.

The Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission sponsored a video contest, “Why Pro Bono Matters,” for law students. Congratulations to Belmont Legal Aid Society for winning the inaugural law student video contest!
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GL Homes, Legal Aid Society introduce golf to disadvantaged young adults

On Friday morning, GL Homes teamed up with Legal Aid Society to introduce golf to disadvantaged young adults.
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Indianapolis Legal Aid Society

Written, Directed, and Edited by Jay Cougan

Production Assistant: Braxton Barnhill

Special Thanks to Theresa, Leandrew, and Jon Stewart.

“Dreams Become Real”
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The Ripple Effect of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

The Ripple Effect of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

This video premiered at The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s 113th annual meeting on November 19, 2018 and features excerpts from Robert F. Kennedy’s “Day of Affirmation” speech on June 6, 1966 at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. All images in the video are Cleveland Legal Aid’s attorneys, clients, and community.

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland selected the excerpts because of the timeless call to action it embodies and the link to Legal Aid’s great ripple effect on our community.

With your help, Legal Aid can extend our reach to stabilize families and move people from poverty to greater community engagement. Through this, we witness a stronger and thriving democracy.

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland's 113th Annual Meeting

Cleveland Legal Aid, founded in 1905, hosted its 113th annual meeting on 11/19/18. The event featured Executive Director Colleen Cotter and Board President Karen Giffen delivering an update on Legal Aid’s programs, services and important ripple effect in the community.

Also featured is keynote speaker Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts – who began his career with civil legal aid. Awards were presented to key community partners – the Cleveland Public Library, Catholic Charities (Ashtabula), Oberlin Community Services, and the VA Community Resource and Referral Center.

Legal Aid’s highest award, the Louis Stokes Paragon Award, was presented to The MetroHealth System
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Jennifer Williams, supervising attorney with the immigration law unit of The Legal Aid Society, charged with protecting the legal rights of immigrants, documented or undocumented, discusses the effects on individuals and communities of the Trump administration’s policies against undocumented immigrants.
(Taped: 6/13/2017)

Journalist Sheryl McCarthy talks with newsmakers about their sources of inspiration. She has private conversations about public affairs issues with the people who report on them and those who ARE the story. The subjects range from global warming issues to domestic ones.
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