Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) December 02, 2013
The American College of Bankruptcy and the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation announced today that it has awarded 36 pro bono grants totaling $320,834 to legal services organizations located in 19 different states. The unrestricted grants are funded jointly by the College and its Foundation and are awarded to legal services organizations whose activities are consistent with the objectives of their charitable and educational missions.
The grants issued in 2013 include the following:
Alameda County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Organization
Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc.
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Bankruptcy Bar Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago
Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association
City Bar Justice Center
New York, NY
Community Law Project
Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project Fresh Start
Consumer Education & Training Services
Credit Abuse Resistance Education
DC Bar Pro Bono Program
Georgia State University Research Foundation
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.
The Law Project/Chicago Lawyers’ Committee
Legal Aid-Put Something Back
Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, Inc.
Legal Services of Southern Piedmont
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service
National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center
San Jose, CA
Neighborhood Legal Services Association
New York Legal Assistance Group
New York, NY
The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation
The Pro Bono Project
New Orleans, LA
Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Los Angeles, CA
Public Law Center
Santa Ana, CA
Public Service Law Corporation
Rutgers University School of Law
South Carolina Legal Services
Volunteer Attorney Program
Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, Inc.
Volunteer Lawyers Network
Volunteer Lawyer Project of Boston Bar Association
The American College of Bankruptcy is an honorary association of bankruptcy and insolvency professionals. The Fellows of the College are selected for membership based on a proven record of the highest standards of professionalism and service to the profession, and include commercial and consumer bankruptcy attorneys, bankruptcy and other federal judges, bankruptcy trustees, United States Trustees and other federal officials, law school professors, and others involved in the bankruptcy and insolvency profession. The College offers unique and challenging educational programs and publications, maintains the National Bankruptcy Archives at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, and is believed to be the single largest financial supporter of pro bono bankruptcy services in the United States. There are approximately 831 Fellows of the College.
The American College of Bankruptcy Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization, supported by the College and by tax-deductible contributions from Fellows of the College and others. Additional information about the College and the Foundation is available at http://www.amercol.org and http://www.acbfoundation.org.