Lobbying & Advocacy: We undertake activities to increase awareness of and funding for direct civil legal services. We currently engage a lobbying representative in Albany to assist in building our case for more state funding. We operate a communications program consisting of a website and email messaging.

Training: We cooperate in arranging a consolidated training schedule from our member organizations, and we have pre-defined procedures for enrolling in training courses.

Technical Assistance: We cooperate in assisting other members with issues of organizational management such as fundraising, HR and IT, as well as issues related to delivery of legal services.

Leap’s member agencies serve the civil legal service needs of low-income communities across New York City in the areas of:

Access to Health Care
Advance Directives
Consumer Law
Disability Rights Law
Domestic Violence
Elder Law
Employment/Labor Law
Environmental Justice
Family Law
Government Benefits
Human Rights
Mental Health
Public Assistance
Special Education