There are several reasons why individual Iowans support Iowa Legal Aid. Some have directly benefited from the services provided by Iowa Legal Aid. Some have family members or friends who received help with their legal problem. Many Iowans believe it is the right thing to do and is part of our state’s tradition of fairness and caring.
The legal community has been Iowa Legal Aid’s most significant source of support. Iowa lawyers donated nearly $2 million per year in volunteer “pro bono” legal services through Iowa Legal Aid’s Volunteer Lawyers Projects. Iowa lawyers and law firms also contribute as professionals who have an ethical obligation to ensure access to justice.