LASOC-CLS attends ABA Access to Justice Committee Fundraising Training

Fundraising is always a challenge for nonprofit law organizations. That’s why it helps significantly when other legal services organizations share their successful fundraising strategies and help troubleshoot problems. In May, LASOC-CLS Executive Director Kate Marr and Director of Fund Development Shelbie Knox were fortunate to attend a training hosted by the American Bar Association’s Litigation Section’s Access to Justice Committee. Taught by two veteran fundraisers, Lisa Verges (Community Legal Services, Inc. in Philadelphia] and Jack Ward (retired from the Greater Boston Legal Services], Kate and Shelbie learned a host of fundraising ideas specific to legal aid. The training, held at the beautiful DLA Piper offices in downtown San Diego, also gave LASOC-CLS the opportunity to meet with staff and board from nearly a dozen other legal aid organizations from across the country.

“We truly appreciate the Access to Justice Committee and Litigation Section of the ABA for making this important training possible for LASOC-CLS and our colleagues,” says Kate Marr, Executive Director. “We look forward to implementing what we’ve learned to ensure that LASOC-CLS is financially secure and able to help clients for years to come.”

Learn more about the Access to Justice Committee here.