Legal Aid Society

Justice Network

Introducing The Legal Aid Society’s Justice Network, a new annual membership program, that connects our most committed supporters to our mission.  Today, The Legal Aid Society is the nation’s oldest and largest social justice nonprofit law firm, serving hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers every year.

As our city recovers from the pandemic, New Yorkers need our assistance more than ever. Please join our Justice Network today. Members are invited to our Annual Meeting, receive special updates, and through their support, make a life-saving difference to all New Yorkers.

Choose Your Membership 

Advocate – $2,500+
Benefits include: 

  • Legal Aid program or special event invites 
  • Invitation to VIP Reception at our Legal Aid Society Annual Meeting with Staff, Board, and Board of Advisors 
  • Monthly In Every Borough publication 
  • Recognition in Annual Report and on The Legal Aid Society Justice Network website 
  • Option to attend a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) session of your choice, including New York CLE credits 


Change Agent – $5,000+
Advocate-level benefits plus: 

  • Virtual Meet & Greet with a Legal Aid Society staff member in your area of interest 
  • Opportunity to volunteer at The Legal Aid Society’s Annual Children’s Holiday Event for Our Clients – and meet children and families impacted by your support 
  • VIP invite to the Annual New Leadership Program Winter Benefit 
  • Annual Insider Legislative Briefing from our Special Litigation and Law Reform Units 


Partner – $10,000+
Change Agent-level benefits plus: 

  • Meet & greet with a senior staff leader in one of our Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, or Civil practices 
  • As game-changing legal issues arise, join conversations with defenders across the organization (hear perspectives on major arguments and efforts to reform the justice system) 
  • Recognition in one of our monthly In Every Borough e-newsletters emailed to 15,000+ members of our community 
  • VIP invite to the Annual Servant of Justice Awards 


Justice Champion – $25,000+
Partner-level benefits plus: 

  • Impact meeting with our Attorney-in-Chief & CEO 
  • Champion Profile highlighted during one of Legal Aid’s special campaigns celebrating donors 
  • VIP invites two guests to both the Annual Servant of Justice Awards & Annual New Leadership Program Winter Benefit 


Pillar of Justice – $50,000+
Justice Champion-level benefits plus: 

  • Be an honorary host of the VIP Reception at The Legal Aid Society’s Annual Meeting
  • VIP Table for 10 guests at the Annual Servant of Justice Awards* with special recognition during the event


Ways to Join

Members can join today by credit card or a number of other ways outlined below. To avoid fees, check, wire, DAF, or stock payment methods are preferred for Partner-level memberships and above.

  • By Credit Card: Join Now
  • By Check: indicate “Justice Network” on the check
    Make check payable to “The Legal Aid Society” and address to:
    The Legal Aid Society, Development Office
    199 Water Street, New York, NY 10038
  • By Wire Transfer: include reference to “Justice Network” with transfer
    Bank Name: JPMorgan Chase
    Address: 383 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10017
    ABA Routing Number: 021000021
    Account Number: 000000244012928

Additional Information

  • All memberships are fully tax-deductible (except for $2,350 of the Pillar of Justice level). Benefits indicated with a * have a value of goods and services assigned to them. Per IRS regulations the value of goods and services must be deducted from your tax benefit. You may choose to decline this benefit if you wish to take the full tax benefit.
  • Your membership level is based on your total, cumulative non-event giving to The Legal Aid Society over the course of a year. Your recognition in our Annual Report is based on our Fiscal Year – which runs from July 1 to June 30 of any given year.
  • If you have any questions about the Justice Network program or would like to discuss your support, please contact Ayesha Marra, Director of Major Giving and Corporate Partnerships at or 646-531-1969.

Special Thank You

We are deeply grateful to the inaugural members of The Legal Aid Society’s Justice Network,  and are pleased to specially recognize our “Justice Champion” and “Pillar of Justice” members.

Justice Champions
Anonymous (2)
Zachary W. Carter
Tara and William Dougherty
Alan Levine and Alison Newman

Beth and David Greenwald
Sara Moss and Michael Gould
Lara Samet Buchwald, Esq.
Lawrence Barshay

Pillars of Justice
Betsy Werthan and Bart R. Schwartz
Jason Flom

Become a member today.

In these years of unprecedented crisis, our most committed donors ensured that The Legal Aid Society could reach more New Yorkers in need.

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