NAIP and the Association of Canadian Law Foundations (ACLF) have been connected for many years. The Canadian members of NAIP belong to ACLF. A NAIP representative participates in at least one ACLF meeting each year and an ACLF representative participates on NAIP’s Board of Directors.
For decades NAIP has also worked closely with three national organizations in the United States to support and advance access to civil justice.
American Bar Association, Commission on IOLTA Programs
NAIP’s history is intertwined with the history of the ABA Commission on IOLTA. Both were established in 1986. NAIP and the Commission have operated in close cooperation to assist IOLTA programs to maximize the funding available for legal services. Together, we have provided training, consultation, research, and policy development for IOLTA programs.
Legal Services Corporation
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is an independent, non-profit organization established by the United States Congress in 1974 to provide financial support for civil legal aid to low-income Americans. It distributes more than 90 percent of its total funding to 132 independent nonprofit legal aid programs throughout the nation.
National Legal Aid and Defender Association
For more than a century, NLADA has led a broad network of advocates on the frontlines to advance justice and expand opportunity for all by promoting excellence in the delivery of legal services for people who cannot afford counsel.
In more recent years, NAIP has built connections with national philanthropic organizations, including the Kresge Foundation, Public Welfare Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, and many regional philanthropic organizations.