IOLA Legal Assistance Grants for 2008

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For more information, contact: Lorna Blake Executive Director (646) 865-1541 For Immediate Release December 13, 2007

IOLA Awards $25 Million In Legal Assistance Grants for 2008
On December 13, 2007, the Trustees of the IOLA Fund awarded $25 million in grants for 2008 to support programs that provide free civil legal services to low-income persons throughout New York State. The amount represents a substantial increase over grants awarded for 2007. Lorna Blake, Executive Director of the Fund, said: “We are very pleased that our grantmaking capacity has risen again this year. We thank the lawyers of New York and their bar associations for their continued strong support of IOLA bank accounts – the Fund’s sole source of income.” The Fund administers two grant programs: Civil Legal Services, which supports programs that provide free legal services in housing, family law and public benefits, among others, and Administration of Justice, which supports programs that serve the elderly, the disabled, immigrants, children, and victims of domestic violence as well as other programs that improve the administration of justice in New York State. The Legislature created the IOLA program in 1983. The Fund is administered by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Governor. It enables interest to be earned on short term or nominal deposits held in a lawyer's pooled client trust account, with the interest remitted directly by the financial institution to the Fund for distribution in grants. Information about the 2008 grants is available on the Fund’s website: www.iola.org.

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Interest on Lawyer Account Fund of the State of New York
Funding civil legal assistance for low-income New Yorkers since 1984 On December 13, 2007, The Trustees of the IOLA Fund awarded grants for calendar year 2008 to organizations which provide free civil legal services to low-income persons and organizations which improve the administration of justice in New York.

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CIVIL LEGAL SERVICES GRANTEE ORGANIZATIONS Bronx Defenders (The) Empire Justice Center - Long Island Unrestricted Office Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo Legal Aid Society (NYC) (The) Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York Legal Aid Society of Rochester Legal Aid Society of Rockland County Legal Assistance of Western New York Legal Services for New York City Legal Services of Central New York Legal Services of the Hudson Valley MFY Legal Services Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee Neighborhood Legal Services New York Legal Assistance Group Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation Urban Justice Center Western New York Law Center TOTAL FOR CLS:

2008 AWARDS $ 100,000 $ 196,694 $ 344,291 $ 150,000 $ 4,500,000 $ 1,024,577 $ 470,000 $ 186,333 $ 850,000 $ 4,500,000 $ 954,450 $ 1,173,678 $ 425,000 $ 800,000 $ 700,000 $ 750,000 $ 900,000 $ 450,000 $ 175,000 $ 18,650,023

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ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE GRANTEE ORGANIZATIONS Advocacy Center (The) Albany County Bar Association Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund Association of the Bar of the City of New York Fund City Bar Justice Center Brooklyn Bar Association - Volunteer Lawyers Project CAMBA Legal Services - Coalition for the Working Poor Catholic Charities Community Services of the Archdiocese of New York Center for Disability Advocacy Rights Center for Family Representation Central American Legal Assistance Disability Advocates Empire Justice Center Erie County Bar Association - Volunteer Lawyers Project Farmworkers Legal Services of New York Housing Conservation Coordinators

2008 AWARDS $ 40,000 $ 40,000 $ 40,000 $ 200,000 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 115,000 200,000 100,000 45,000 75,000 40,000 55,000 400,000 100,000 225,000 100,000

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ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE GRANTEE ORGANIZATIONS inMotion International Institute of Buffalo LawHelp Consortium Lawyers Alliance for New York Legal Action Center Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo Legal Aid Society of Mid New York Legal Aid Society of Rochester Upstate New York Immigration Legal Program

2008 AWARDS $ 150,000 $ 100,000 $ 175,000 $ 130,000 $ 75,000 $ 100,000 $ 100,000 $ 200,000 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 200,000 175,000 75,000 90,000 100,000 50,000 50,000 300,000 40,000 200,000 125,000 100,000 100,000 40,000 125,000 75,000 75,000 60,000 50,000 50,000 250,000 150,000 150,000 50,000 75,000 100,000 125,000 250,000 75,000 6,110,000

24 Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of Western New York Coalition Project 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 Legal Services for the Elderly, Disabled or Disadvantaged of Western New York Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Long Island Advocacy Center Make the Road New York My Sisters' Place National Center for Law and Economic Justice New York Community Trust New York County Lawyers Association New York Lawyers for the Public Interest New York State CASA Association New York State Dispute Resolution Center NYSARC Onondaga County Bar Association - Volunteer Lawyers Project Partnership for Children's Rights Partnership for the Homeless Pro Bono Net Pro Bono Partnership Queens Volunteer Lawyers Project Resources for Children with Special Needs Rural Law Center of New York Safe Horizons Sanctuary for Families St. John's University School of Law The Door Volunteer Legal Service Project of Monroe County Volunteers of Legal Services Western New York Law Center Workers' Rights Law Center of New York TOTAL FOR AOJ: