LexisNexis Research Grant
The LexisNexis Research Grant Program provides online research time, tools, and training to selected grantees of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. The Bar Foundation has teamed up with LexisNexis on this important program since 2011.
The invaluable resources of LexisNexis enable the nonprofit legal aid organizations receiving the research grants to give their staff the ability to conduct authoritative research and develop effective case strategies. Their staff includes legal aid lawyers who often lack the financial resources to conduct research that their counterparts use in government and private practice law. Although these legal service nonprofits are some of the most successful in the country, they still face a combination of challenges such as; reduced funding, shrinking budgets, and the ongoing rise of client need.
These nonprofit organizations serve the legal needs of many defenseless people in our community. They are people with disabilities, senior citizens, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, survivors of domestic violence, people living in poverty, and children who are not given equal chances as other children. New, sophisticated research tools will benefit the community and impact these people in the most positive way.
Ultimately, the LexisNexis Research Grant Program allows legal aid attorneys to access the vital information needed to do groundbreaking legal work and to help our society keep its promise of “equal justice for all.”
The Philadelphia Bar Foundation and the research grant recipients thank LexisNexis for its ongoing generosity.
Nonprofit Partner Recipients of the LexisNexis Research Grant Program
Homeless Advocacy Project
Justice at Work
Legal Clinic for the Disabled
Mazzoni Center Legal Services
Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center
Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity
Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Public Interest Law Center
Regional Housing Legal Services
Support Center for Child Advocates
Women's Law Project
Women Against Abuse