Let's Make Justice Real Together
The Generous Associates Campaign is back -- and more important than ever. COVID-19 has affected every American, but the ramifications have been worse for our most vulnerable neighbors. And problems caused by COVID-19 can turn into legal problems quickly. Without legal help, our neighbors will be forced to deal with the unemployment system, Medicaid, eviction, domestic violence, debt collectors, and more, all alone. We can give them the legal help they need by supporting Legal Aid:
- Every $342 we raise staffs a Legal Aid attorney for a day
- Every $1,710 we raise staffs a Legal Aid attorney for a week
Even in the best of times, low-income DC residents struggle to be treated fairly by the justice system. Unlike in criminal cases, there is no right to representation in civil cases. For example, fewer than 15% of the 30,000 tenants sued for eviction in DC every year are represented by an attorney.
Last summer, Perkins raised thousands of dollars for Legal Aid as our entire D.C. office came together to support access to justice in the District. This year, we are asking you to chip in what you can to help those in need.
You can contribute right now by clicking the red button "Donate Now." Please be sure to include our Firm's name with your donation, so that Legal Aid can track your contribution and account for it in the daily totals for each firm. You may also contribute via cash or check - please contact Shane Grannum (email@example.com) directly if you'd like to do so.
For more information on Legal Aid and the terrific and important work that the organization does, please visit Legal Aid's website at https://www.legalaiddc.org/.
We hope you will join us in this important effort to make justice real for those who need Legal Aid the most.
Shane Grannum, Associate