Terry Carey Inn of Court

A fundraiser for Combined Campaign for Justice (CCJ)

$1,925 raised from 12 donors

$2,500 goal

Each year, there are hundreds of cases involving domestic violence, children who are abandoned or abused by parents or other relatives, or involving those who have been laid off, furloughed, injured, or looking to secure benefits (such as a veteran). For the more than 100,000 Delawareans who live below the poverty line, the lawyers who take on these cases are often the only lifeboat they have when it comes to taking on an abusive spouse, a predatory lender, an unscrupulous landlord, or other government agencies. Post-pandemic, the need for these civil (non-criminal) legal services remain as important than ever. Combined Campaign for Justice and the legal aid nonprofits its supports  - Community Legal Aid Society, Inc., Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, and Legal Services Corp of Delaware can use all of the support you can give!

The Terry Carey Inn of Court is one of several American Inns of Court in Delaware and brings together active and retired lawyers, judges, clerks, and other legal experts or supporters whose practices are primarily focused in Kent & Sussex County. Please consider making a tax deductible donation today to support the work of Combined Campaign for Justice! 

All donations on this page are 100% tax deductible and will go to support CCJ. Thanks to the Do More 24 Delaware prizes, your donation to Combined Campaign for Justice will be stretched even further! 

About Combined Campaign for Justice (CCJ)

Mission: The goal of Combined Campaign for Justice is to help bridge the justice gap in Delaware and ensure civil legal aid is available to poor and vulnerable people when it matters most.

More than 100,000 Delawareans live in poverty and need help with legal issues they can’t solve on their own. Unlike in the criminal justice system, there is no constitutional right to counsel in civil cases. Most low-income people who face pressing civil legal problems must navigate the legal system alone.  

Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI), Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, Inc. (DVLS), and Legal Services Corporation of Delaware (LSCD) work to fill that gap. Together these organizations provide free legal services to Delaware’s most vulnerable residents -- people who are poor, people with disabilities, and people over the age of sixty (among others). There is a significant justice gap in the United States—and in Delaware—more than ninety percent of the civil legal needs of poor people are going unmet. 

The Combined Campaign for Justice raises money for all three legal aid agencies-- funds raised by CCJ make up 15% of each agency's yearly budget.