The 24th annual Campaign for Justice, the Rochester legal community’s fundraising drive to support free legal services for the indigent, will be held Nov. 16 and 17, and Dec. 1.
Organizers hope to raise $240,000.
About 70 volunteers will call lawyers and local businesses to raise money for the campaign as part of the annual Phone-a-Thon event.
The Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County Inc., Monroe County Legal Assistance Center and the Legal Aid Society of Rochester collaborate on the annual campaign, which helps thousands of low-income clients with problems including domestic violence, threatened loss of housing and consumer abuses.
This year’s campaign continues the focus of providing legal services to low-income persons against a backdrop of unprecedented economic instability, VLSP Executive Director Sheila Gaddis said in an announcement.
“Each year we rely more and more on the funds raised by the campaign to continue the services we provide to the community,” Gaddis said.
Campaign for Justice Co-Chairwomen are Carolyn Nussbaum of Nixon Peabody LLP and Sharon Underberg of Eastman Kodak Co.