The LeGaL Foundation is an independent tax exempt foundation founded in 1995, which supports many of the activities previously conducted by LeGaL.

LeGaL Foundation Activities and Services

Legal Clinics

The LeGaL Foundation hosts a network of pro bono legal clinics serving members of the LGBTQ community in need of legal assistance… FIND OUT MORE →

LGBT Law Notes

Published for more than 30 years, Law Notes is the most comprehensive monthly summary of the latest developments in LGBT law… FIND OUT MORE →

Dr. M. L. "Hank" Henry, Jr. Judicial Fellowship

The Program, established in memory of Dr. Henry, supports a 10-week summer judicial internship for a qualified law student… FIND OUT MORE →

Annual Dinner

LeGaL’s Annual Dinner, held in March of each year, is one of the area’s largest gatherings of LGBT legal professionals and allies… FIND OUT MORE →

Career Fair for First-Year LGBT Law Students

LeGaL’s Annual Career Fair is a one-of-a-kind event targeted specifically to first-year LGBT law students, and provides an opportunity to meet informally with lawyers and recruiters from many of the area’s major legal employers… FIND OUT MORE →

CLE programs

LeGaL is an accredited CLE provider in New York and holds programs throughout the year on topics of interest to our members and the larger community… FIND OUT MORE →

about our charitable work

Annual Report

For 40 years, LeGaL has been proudly dedicated to serving its members and the LGBTQ community through our educational programs, advocacy, and legal services. Our 2017-2018 Annual Report provides an in-depth look at these vital services. VIEW HERE →

Video Testimonials

LeGaL is dedicated to improving the administration of the law and ensuring full equality for members of the LGBT community. Learn about our free legal services programs through interviews with our clients and volunteers. VIEW HERE →

Making a tax-deductible contribution to the LeGaL Foundation is a great way to support our programs including the continued publication of Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, our weekly walk-in  and other clinics and our law student internship programs.

To securely donate to the LeGaL Foundation online using a credit card, click on the “Make a Donation” button above (you will be re-directed to PayPal’s secure site; you do not need a PayPal account). Please note that the billing address used for your donation will also appear as a “shipping address” on the form.  Although no items are being shipped, this address is used by LeGaL to provide your letter evidencing your tax-deductible contribution

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Donate Offline

If you would prefer to print a pledge form and mail or e-mail to LeGaL for processing, please click here.

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