This year the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado marks its Thirtieth Anniversary of improving access to justice in Colorado and held an event on September 15 to recognize and thank its generous contributors and dedicated advocates for the organization. The Legal Aid Foundation raises money for Colorado Legal Services, which provides free civil legal assistance to low-income Coloradans who are facing serious civil legal issues.
A number of Colorado legal luminaries attended the event, including former Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey, Colorado Supreme Court Justice Greg Hobbs, Attorney General John Suthers, and current Legal Aid Foundation Board Chair Hugh Gottschalk of Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell. It was inspiring to see the legal community’s support for Colorado Legal Services in their efforts to help victims of domestic violence, families facing unlawful eviction, seniors wrongfully denied nutrition assistance or health care, and others facing seemingly insurmountable situations.
Colorado Legal Services Executive Director Jonathan Asher thanked his staff for their tireless efforts to help individuals and families receive the access to justice they deserve. In the face of federal budget cuts, support from the legal community, including law firms and individual attorneys, is more important than ever. The community has been incredibly generous with financial contributions to the foundation over the years and it seemed clear that they will continue to recognize the need for this critical and indispensable resource.
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