Access to Justice Idaho raises funds to provide support for the three principal providers of free civil legal services for poor and vulnerable Idahoans. There is an urgent need for funding for DisAbility Rights Idaho, Idaho Legal Aid Services (ILAS), and the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program, which have seen drastic cuts in their funding sources at a time when demand for legal services is at an all-time high.
A contribution to Access to Justice Idaho will ensure these Idaho organizations continue to serve the poor and people with disabilities throughout Idaho in cases such as domestic violence, foreclosure prevention, disability claims, access for long-term care, guardianships, and other legal services that would otherwise be out of reach.
Lawyers understand how important it is that all citizens have access to justice and that a lack of legal assistance can thwart this access. Because of the importance of legal services – regardless of ability to pay – attorneys have supported Access to Justice campaigns across the country, including western states such as Oregon, Utah and Washington.
Our Partner Organizations
Since 1968, Idaho Legal Aid Services has helped many thousands of Idahoans with critical legal problems. Idaho Legal Aid Services will use Access to Justice Idaho funds to provide direct legal help to those who are most in need.
DisAbility Rights Idaho has been helping Idahoans with disabilities since 1977. DisAbility Rights Idaho will use Access to Justice Idaho funds to help people with mental illnesses receive the support they need to avoid hospitalization, contest guardianships that are harmful, and help people with disabilities stay in their homes and communities.
For more than 25 years, the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program, a program of the Idaho Law Foundation, has narrowed the gap between legal needs and available resources. Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program will use Access to Justice Idaho funds to provide representation in custody, divorce, and protection order cases.