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Campaign for Justice planned

The annual Campaign for Justice, the Rochester legal community’s fund drive to support free legal services for the indigent, will be held Nov. 13 at Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP, and Dec. 4 at WXXI Public Broadcasting Council.

About 50 volunteers will call lawyers and local businesses to raise money for the fund drive.

The Volunteer Legal Services Project, Monroe County Legal Assistance Center (a division of LawNY), and the Legal Aid Society of Rochester continue to collaborate on the successful Campaign which has been cited as a national model for bar support for legal services for the poor.

The money raised will help thousands of low-income clients with problems including domestic violence, threatened loss of housing and consumer abuses.

“Each year we rely more and more on the funds raised by the campaign to meet the extraordinary serious legal needs of the community,” said VLSP Executive Director Sheila Gaddis. “The Monroe County Bar Association has shown itself to be the leader in its support of this campaign.”

Campaign for Justice co-chairs, Gail A. Norris of University of Rochester and David H. Tennant of Nixon Peabody LLP, along with a campaign cabinet of local attorneys, will lead the volunteers.