Contribute to a Fund for Legal Representation for Undersheltered People

by RootProject
International

Interaction with officialdom is a major barrier to overcome for those stuck in poverty. Lawyers, out of necessity, focus their limited pro bono hours on the most vital legal services. This fund to is pay lawyers to take their services to another level, helping individuals navigate bureaucratic systems that often cause overwhelming fear and anxiety in those they are designed to help.

  • $20,000.00

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  • $4,478.00

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Research has shown that vital services often do not reach intended recipients due to the difficulty of navigating bureaucratic services that most people find annoying but not frightening. As an example, semi-literate people often go to extreme lengths to avoid the psychologically painful act of filling out simple forms.

By professional standards, most law firms provide a limited but significant number of pro bono hours each year. These hours are often set at the firm level. Lawyers that focus on vulnerable populations are often resource-strapped.

Funds raised in this crowdraise will be used solely to pay the hourly bills of lawyers who, in conjunction with their pro bono hours, will guide clients through bureaucratic and legal systems. Clients will be identified by RootProject over the course of its reach out to undersheltered populations in its pilot cities, in conjunction with its partner nonprofits.

Examples include resolving outstanding legal issues that make finding work difficult, negotiating debt forgiveness, and participating in and negotiating disputes in public housing and shelter systems.

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$100 - $199

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Feb, 2018

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$200 - $399

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Apr, 2018

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$400 - $599

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May, 2020

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$600 or more

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Feb, 2020

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  1. wanton
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    Good luck to the project

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