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The City Bar Fund

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

The City Bar Fund is a legal aid society based in New York, NY that was founded in 1946. As of 2019 they had $9.5 million in revenue and $15 million in assets.

The City Bar Fund is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) arm of the New York City Bar Association aimed at engaging and supporting the legal profession in advancing social justice.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Association Of The Bar Of The City Of New York Fund.

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Program areas at The City Bar Fund

City Bar Justice Center ("CBJC") operates a large free civil legal hotline and ten legal projects to provide free legal assistance to low-income, disadvantaged New Yorkers with essential life matters. CBJC's core efforts include immigration projects, Cancer Advocacy and Elderlaw, Consumer Bankruptcy, homeowner stability, Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance, Legal Clinic for the Homeless, LGBT Advocacy, Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project, Planning and Estates Law, and Veterans Assistance Project. CBJC delivers services by recruiting and training volunteer attorneys and matching them with the vetted cases of poor and underserved New Yorkers. Each Year, CBJC matches over 1,600 matters and leverages $16 million in pro bono services to the poor.

Together with more than 160 signatory law firms and corporate legal departments, the office for diversity & inclusion (odi) works to create a legal profession that represents the diverse country we live in. Odi's work starts with the pipeline to the profession - odi assists underrepresented high school, college and law students to prepare for a career in law. Then, odi supports practicing professionals across all levels of the industry, through our committee work, leadership training, speaking opportunities, and events that create community.

The Vance Center advances global justice by engaging lawyers across borders to support civil society and an ethically active legal profession. The Vance Center is a unique collaboration of international lawyers catalyzing public interest innovation. We bring together leading law firms and other partners worldwide to pioneer international justice initiatives and provide pro bono legal representation to social justice NGOs within the human rights and access to justice program, the environment program and the good governance program. The Vance Centers strengthening the legal profession program engages law firms, bar associations, law schools, and pro bono clearinghouses with innovative initiatives, including Women in the Profession, African Legal Fellows, the lawyers council for civil and economic rights in the americas, and the pro bono promotion program, includng co-managing the pro bono network of the americas and through it the keep families together initiative, providing pro bono legal support in central america to ...

Form 990s for The City Bar Fund

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-04Sep 16, 2020990View PDF
2018-04Apr 15, 2019990View PDF
2017-04Jan 19, 2018990View PDF
2016-04Apr 18, 2017990View PDF
2015-04Feb 25, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for The City Bar Fund

Total grants, contributions, etc.$9,205,327
Program services$96,403
Investment income and dividends$158,246
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$135,111
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$9,595,087

Vendors for The City Bar Fund

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Eisneramper LLPTax accounting2020-09-16
█████████Content management system software2019-09-16
███Association management software; CRM software2019-09-16
█████ ██████████ █████CBJC Gala Dinner$55,0002019-04-01

Personnel at The City Bar Fund

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Thomas HalterChief Administrative Officer / Assistant Treasurer$0June 13, 2020
Lauren SampsonVice President Development and External Relations, City Bar Fund$128,102April 30, 2018
█████████ ████████████Executive Director - Vance Ctr$176,015June 13, 2020
████ ██████Executive Director / Vice President$0June 13, 2020
██████ ██████Executive Director Lawyer Assistance Program / Director Lawyer Assistance Program / Director - Lap$127,755June 13, 2020
██████ █████Executive Director Legal Referral Service-June 13, 2020
████ █ █████Executive Director - CBJC$207,911June 13, 2020
███████ ██████ █████Executive Director Office for Diversity and Inclusion-June 13, 2020
████ ████████Director Communications / Directorcommunications-June 13, 2020
██████ ████Senior Director Membership and Customer Relations / Directormembership and Marketing-June 13, 2020
...and 20 more key personnel

Peer legal aid services

1Mobilization for Justice (MFY)501(c)(3)$14 millionNew York, NY
2The Children's Law Center501(c)(3)$10 millionBrooklyn, NY
3New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)501(c)(3)$29 millionNew York, NY
4Neighborhood Legal Services501(c)(3)$5.2 millionBuffalo, NY
5Legal Assistance of Western New York (LAWNY)501(c)(3)$11 millionGeneva, NY
6Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV)501(c)(3)$18 millionWhite Plains, NY
7Housing Conservation Coordinators (HCC)501(c)(3)$3.4 millionNew York, NY
8Urban Justice Center501(c)(3)$37 millionNew York, NY
9Neighborhood Defender Service501(c)(3)$10 millionNew York, NY
10The Legal Aid Society of Rochester New York (LASROC)501(c)(3)$6.2 millionRochester, NY
11Lawyers Alliance for New York (LANY)501(c)(3)$6.1 millionNew York, NY
12The Legal Aid Society501(c)(3)$3.5 millionGoshen, NY
13Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC)501(c)(3)$15 millionNew York, NY
14Legal Aid Society of Nassau County501(c)(3)$7.8 millionHempstead, NY
15Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York501(c)(3)$6.7 millionUtica, NY
16Pro Bono Partnership Incorporated501(c)(3)$2.4 millionWhite Plains, NY
17Legal Services of Central New York501(c)(3)$7.2 millionSyracuse, NY
18Legal Services for New York City (LSNYC)501(c)(3)$13 millionNew York, NY
19Frank H Hiscock Legal Aid Society501(c)(3)$5.8 millionSyracuse, NY
20Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County501(c)(3)$22 millionCentral Islip, NY
21Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo (LABB)501(c)(3)$10 millionBuffalo, NY
22Nassau-Suffolk Law Services501(c)(3)$9.4 millionHempstead, NY
23Empire Justice Center501(c)(3)$6.9 millionRochester, NY
24City University of New York School of Law Foundation501(c)(3)$2.7 millionLong Island City, NY
25Center for Elder Law and Justice501(c)(3)$4.4 millionBuffalo, NY