VLSP conducts a half-day training program for the volunteers.
VLSP attorneys go over the cases with the volunteer attorneys before they meet their client.
"New donors include individuals, law firms, corporate counsel, businesses anyone who has not donated to CFJ for more than three years," explained VLSP
Executive Director Tina Foster.
This is the third year the Campaign for Justice has relied on an electronic database, accessed through the VLSP website.
When Hanna Cohn was heading up VLSP, she wanted to join forces with her sister legal service providers, not compete for funding, so she had the legal organizations collaborate and create a single fundraiser to help all three groups.
Other speakers included Alan Harris, retired Legal Aid Society of Rochester president; Laura Smalley, current VLSP
board president; and Sharon Underberg of Eastman Kodak Co.
Reflecting on his own involvement as a volunteer and member of the VLSP
board, the Hon.
The demand for VLSP
services continues to grow, and the lawyers in the community do a spectacular job meeting many of those needs.