Access to Justice Campaign
LSSCM participates in the Access to Justice Campaign to increase resources for civil legal aid to the poor. The Access to Justice Campaign is a partnership of the State Bar of Michigan, the Michigan State Bar Foundation, and Michigan’s civil legal aid programs. Contributions to the ATJ Fund are received and administered by the Michigan State Bar Foundation according to the Access to Justice Fund Guidelines located at http://www.msbf.org/atjfund.
LSSCM conducts private bar donation campaigns and asks for donations from attorneys and law firms in each of the counties where we provide services.
Friends of Legal Aid Campaigns (FOLA) – The Ann Arbor FOLA campaign was developed in 1988 and is an informal association of 62 Washtenaw County lawyers and Judges that serve as volunteer fundraisers. The Lansing office FOLA campaign was developed in 2007 and has 51 volunteer fundraisers involved.
We are fortunate to have dynamic and energetic leaders helping with our campaigns.
Following is a list of members of our Fundraising Leadership Committees:
- Charles W. Borgdorf - Partner, Hooper, Hathway, Price, Beuche and Wallace, P.C., Ann Arbor
- Lawrence L. Bullen – Partner, Marcoux Allen Schomer Bower Nichols & Kendall PC, Jackson
- Michael E. Cavanaugh – Partner, Fraser, Trebilcock, Davis & Dunlap, P.C., Lansing
- Chris T. Christ – Partner, Vandervoort Christ and Fisher P.C., Battle Creek
- Thomas E. Daniels – Partner, Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C., Ypsilanti
- William Godfroy – Principal, Godfroy Wetzel & Horkey PLC, Monroe
- Hon. Carlene Walz Lefere – Retired District Court Judge>, Jackson
- Richard Charles Mills – Attorney at Law, Jackson
- John F. Ready – Partner, Ready Heller & Ready LLP, Monroe
- Suellyn Scarnecchia – Clinical Professor, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor
- Mary Kay Scullion – Attorney at Law, Lansing
- Annie Sherzer – Program Services Manager, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek
The support of lawyers in each of our communities is absolutely critical to the continued provision of civil legal aid to the poor. Many lawyers provide financial contributions, pro bono contributions, or both.