The October Member Spotlight shines on the Lancaster Law Foundation.
The Lancaster Law Foundation’s mission is to promote equal access to justice for all in Lancaster County by funding public interest law projects, delivering pro bono service, and educating the public on civic and legal issues.
About the Organization:
The Lancaster Law Foundation’s purpose is to improve the lives of Lancaster County residents by promoting equal access to justice through philanthropy, education and service. They further their purpose by offering annual grants to the community, volunteerism, and community education.
The LLF participates in several programs within the community that support volunteerism. For example, they run pardon and criminal record expungement clinics to improve access to jobs, education, and housing. They also participate in the Wills for Heroes program which provides free basic estate planning documents to first responders and veterans. Along with these programs, the LLF works to educate the community and their attorneys do so by regularly speaking at public school events, being featured on legally-related podcasts, and during the pandemic, presented virtual educational programs.
You can read more about the Lancaster Law Foundation here.
Grants and Charitable Activities:
The Lancaster Law Foundation offers their annual Community Grants Program, which supports legal services for low-income families, mediation assistance, education, and language access services. In addition to these grants, they also fund the Safe-at-Home Child Project at MidPenn Legal Services. The Safe-at-Home program keeps kids in safe, stable home and school environments by negotiating clear custody agreements among family members.
Some of the 2022 grantees include MidPenn Legal Services, Compass Mark, Advoz, Spanish American Civic Association, and Bench Mark. Each of these programs received varying amounts of money from the Lancaster Law Foundation’s Community Grants to support their programs.
You can read more about these grant programs here.
Staff and Leadership:
The Lancaster Law Foundation is governed by 14 Board of Directors. You can see the full leadership team here.