Congratulations to our honorees Dedication to Justice Award Recipient Janice Mac Avoy, Partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP and Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Charles John O’Byrne, Executive Vice President for Policy at Related Companies.
Access Justice Brooklyn recognizes that the balance of inequity shifts when people have legal support, as they are more likely to achieve the results they need. Without people working together to do what we do, many Brooklynites would have no access to legal advice, representation to defend their rights, or justice.
Every day in Brooklyn, people with low incomes—especially in marginalized communities—face legal challenges alone. Barriers to representation and affordable support complicate an already unbalanced system. We believe the system only works fairly when all Brooklynites have the means to access and achieve justice.
Providing civil legal services to Brooklynites in need is critical, but we can’t do it alone. Everyone, whether an attorney or not, can help us expand access to the legal system and realize our vision of justice for all.
Access Justice Brooklyn Model in Action: A Year in Review
New Yorkers Benefited
Volunteers trained and supervised
Hours donated by compassionate volunteers
“Access Justice Brooklyn assisted me in understanding my finances and financial stability. It allows me to not only be independent, but also be able to assist my family members.”
Mark-Anthony, Access Justice Brooklyn Client