Legal Aid Justice Center
123 East Broad Street
Richmond VA 23219
Mission Statement
To seek equal justice for all by solving clients' legal problems, strengthening the voices of low-income communities, and rooting out the inequities that keep people in poverty. 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Mary Bauer
Board Chair Mr. Jonathan T. Blank
Board Chair Company Affiliation McGuireWoods, LLP
Contact Information
Address 123 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Telephone 804 643-1086
Fax 804 643-2059
E-mail info@justice4all.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1967
Former Names
NameYear
Southside Virginia Legal Services2001
Charlottesville-Albemarle Legal Aid Society2001
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
 
 
Projected Revenue $8,153,409.00
Projected Expenses $7,666,511.00
Statements
Mission
To seek equal justice for all by solving clients' legal problems, strengthening the voices of low-income communities, and rooting out the inequities that keep people in poverty. 
Impact
Our strategies include providing legal representation in civil actions, engaging in community education and organizing, and promoting legislative policies that benefit all low-income Virginians. By producing outstanding results for more than 45 years, we have developed a national reputation for excellence, and five of our attorneys have received national awards for their groundbreaking efforts. 
 
During the last year Legal Aid justice Center has doubled its efforts in fighting poverty and systemic injustice. Our RISE for Youth campaign has been successful in creating coalitions to end the school to prison pipeline by engaging community partners and youth touched by the juvenile justice system.
 
Our Immigrant Advocacy Program has been busy working to assist individuals and families unduly constrained but changes in federal immigration policies. We conduct outreach with multiple communities to provide assistance and support in legal documentation matters. 
 
In March of 2017 LAJC launched our new Civil Rights and Racial Justice program. This program will look at systemic issues that criminalize issues of poverty to make changes that will help low income people and persons of color find solutions to civil legal issues that can turn into criminal legal issues.
  Our Economic Justice program continues to fight for low income individuals with cases that effect  housing, benefits, health, employment and consumer protections.
 
 
 
Needs
1. Unrestricted operating support. Because of decreases in government support for legal aid, and a tight foundation fundraising environment, we are always in need of support to continue our work for our vulnerable neighbors. These gifts are important to us and help us to support the promise of "justice for all" in our communities.
2. Pro bono legal assistance. We run several initiatives to help connect non-legal-aid attorneys with opportunities to serve our low-income clients.
3. Support for our education and organizing campaigns. Formal legal aid delivery can only meet a fraction of the need for legal help our low-income client communities experience. This is why we add "front-end" education and organizing components (working to develop leaders and opportunities for civic participation) into our work - to raise the voices of the poor in policy decisions that affect their lives and futures.
4. Staff support. Please check our website www.justice4all.org for posted position openings.
Background
Founded in 1967, the Legal Aid Justice Center provides civil legal assistance to low income families and individuals in Virginia with a special focus on vulnerable populations, including children, immigrants, the elderly, and the institutionalized.  
The Legal Aid Justice Center has offices in Charlottesville, Richmond, Petersburg and Falls Church from which our staff work within five main program areas: The Civil Advocacy Program, JustChildren, the Immigrant Advocacy Program, Medical-Legal Partnerships (which includes our Elder Law Initiative), and the Virginia Institutionalized Persons Project.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Metro Richmond
Richmond, City
Chesterfield County
Colonial Heights, City
Dinwiddie County
Goochland County
Hanover County
Henrico County
Hopewell, City
Petersburg, City
Powhatan County
Prince George County
Charles City County
Louisa County
New Kent County
Charlottesville-Albermarle
Southside Virginia
Statewide
Other
Tri-cities Region
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Jonathan T. Blank
Company Affiliation McGuireWoods, LLP
Term July 2015 to June 2018
Email jblank@mcguirewoods.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Eva Anthony Powhatan-Goochland Community Action Agency
Mr. Herbert L. Beskin Chapter 13 Trustee
Mr. Jonathan T. Blank McGuireWoods LLP
Mr. Irving M. Blank Paris & Blank
Ms. Dora Callahan Central Virginia Client Council
Ms. Linda Freeman NAMI - Virginia
Mr. Anthony Gambardella Woods Roger PLC
Mr. Earl J. Gee The Gee Law Firm, P.C.
Ms. Deirdre Gilmore Public Housing Association of Residents
Mr. D. Brock Green Jones & Green
Ms. Cora Hayes Central Virginia Client Council
Ms. Tracey C. Hopper Private Practice Attorney
Ms. Marijean Jaggers Community Volunteer
Ms. Joy Johnson Public Housing Association of Residents
Mr. Harry "Pete" M. Johnson IIIHunton & Williams
Ms. Heather H. Lockerman Office of the Attorney General
Mr. James A. McCauley Marks & Harrison
Mr. Juan E. Milanes Hispanic Bar Association
Mr. Lonnie D. "Chip" Nunley IIIHunton & Williams
Mr. Charles K. Seyfarth LeClair Ryan
Mr. Thomas G. Slater Jr.Hunton & Williams LLP
Mr. Christopher Trible McGuireWoods LLP
Ms. Tina Washington Public Housing Association of Residents
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 9
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 13
Female 10
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 75
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Mary Bauer
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Alex R. Gulotta Jan 1994 - Jan 2014
Staff
Full Time Staff 50
Part Time Staff 5
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted 2011
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Programs
Description

The Economic Justice  focuses on housing, health and mental health services, consumer protection, employment and unemployment, and public benefits.

Description

The largest children’s law program in Virginia, JustChildren represents at-risk children, organizes parents to be effective youth advocates, and works to change laws and policies for the benefit of all children in the Commonwealth.

Description

The Immigrant Advocacy Program works with low-income immigrants throughout Virginia. Over the past decade, this program has largely focused on wage claims, and has expanded its assistance into other areas, such as housing and consumer protection. 

Description

Our newly established Civil Rights and Racial Justice Program works to end the criminalization of poverty in Virginia by exposing and addressing the connections among policing, poverty, race, and injustice. Through a strategic mix of community organizing, local and statewide policy advocacy, and impact litigation, this program works to reform our criminal justice system’s over reliance on incarceration and to dismantle systems of racial injustice. Current initiatives include our challenges to Virginia’s Habitual Drunkard law and practice of suspending the driver’s licenses of individuals who cannot afford to pay fees and fines.

Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $8,153,409.00
Projected Expenses $7,666,511.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
--$2,897,462--
Government Contributions$641,824$649,863$649,676
Federal------
State------
Local$641,824$649,863$649,676
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$3,571,839$664,541$643,281
------
$812,747--$2,144,038
Investment Income, Net of Losses$275----
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$3,062,094$3,394,178$3,630,734
Other$64,630$111,916$158,589
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$7,080,281$6,866,713$7,193,122
Administration Expense$301,074$257,284$253,162
Fundraising Expense$285,156$278,900$300,628
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.061.040.93
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%93%93%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%7%23%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$4,052,480$2,695,700$2,314,564
Current Assets$2,502,525$1,017,768$555,812
Long-Term Liabilities$379,962$414,238$448,395
Current Liabilities$1,553,548$649,390$549,161
Total Net Assets$2,118,970$1,632,072$1,317,008
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.611.571.01
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets9%15%19%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Campaign Purpose Purchase a building in Richmond to serve as the permanent offices of Legal Aid.
Goal $4,000,000.00
Dates Jan 2020 to 2025
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2016View