About Our 2017 Donors


We are grateful to two foundations with a longstanding commitment to assuring that poverty is not an impenetrable barrier to accessing the civil justice system in Essex County.

The Legal Services Foundation of Essex County donated $75,000 to ECLAA in 2017, and the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey donated $37,500.  Both have recommitted the same amounts to ECLAA in 2018.

Both have provided a baseline of support for many years.  IOLTA funds for ECLAA have dropped dramatically from $110,800 in 2009 to $37,500.  The IOLTA funding drop is due to the fact that IOLTA's sole source of revenue is interest earned on lawyer trust accounts -- and interest rates have been at record-setting long-term lows for about a decade. Low interest rates have been a boon to many sectors of the economy, but they have posed challenges to legal services organizations like ECLAA.

Law firms and lawyers

We received donations from both law firms and individual attorneys.

A total of 38 law firms donated $29,750.

A total of 6 ECLAA board members, all attorneys in Essex County, donated $2,375.

A total of 10 more 

attorneys donated $1,298.

Other generous donors

Our thanks to those not in the legal profession who donated to ECLAA in 2017.

Two New Jersey corporations donated a total of $10,500.

Twenty-one people who are not attorneys donated a total of $6,150.

ECLAA received a total of $638.41 from three different corporate matching programs. 

To receive a full list of ECLAA donors in 2017, please contact Bob Adler at radler@eclaanj.org.