The Milestone Foundation on Lawful Good Podcast

Lawful Good is a human-interest podcast about people in the legal profession and the trials they face inside and outside the courtroom. Host Luke W. Russell sat down (virtually) with John Bair to discuss his inspiration for founding The Milestone Foundation with his wife, Amy, and how our nonprofit helps plaintiffs in need during

Pandemic Delays Civil Trials, Rendering Plaintiffs Vulnerable to Predatory Lenders

"This client called me yesterday, and he was so depressed," Traub said. "And I told him, I can go get you a loan … but you do understand that basically I'm borrowing from loan sharks." He tells them all the story of one client who took out a $2,000 loan, and wound up owing $58,000. "It

Meet Erin Waas, our new Executive Director!

Please join us in welcoming Erin Waas as our new Executive Director! Erin brings nearly two decades of experience working in the public sector and with nonprofits in fundraising and communications, most recently at the University at Buffalo, where she served as senior advancement writer. Prior to relocating to Buffalo, Erin spent the bulk of

Introducing Julia DiCristofaro, The Milestone Foundation’s New Case Manager

We are excited to welcome Julia DiCristofaro as the newest foundation team member! Julia recently graduated from Binghamton University and joins us in the role of case manager. She has previously spent time volunteering with numerous nonprofit organizations including Identity, Catholic Charities Food Pantry, and Planned Parenthood Votes. Julia volunteered as a program coordinator,

Funding Veterans Awaiting 3M Earplugs Lawsuit Settlements

Recently The Milestone Foundation was asked to fund a plaintiff who is a part of the ongoing lawsuits against 3M. These lawsuits concern the combat earplugs that soldiers and other members of the armed forces wore during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan throughout the early 2000s. It was alleged that 3M failed to

The Milestone Foundation Provides Low-interest Funding to Plaintiffs in Roundup and Essure Lawsuits

Over the past few months, The Milestone Foundation has seen an uptick in requests for funding from plaintiffs involved in the Essure multidistrict litigation (MDL) and Roundup MDL. With funding of settlements being delayed overall because of COVID-19, many people – who should have received their settlement by now – have not received it yet,

Standing Out in the Pre-settlement Plaintiff Funding Industry

As the only non-profit providing plaintiff funding in the country, we pride ourselves on being the antithesis of predatory for-profit lending companies. We know how stressful and taxing going through litigation can be after experiencing a trauma- so we make it our mission to fight for the plaintiff to get as much as they

Bairs Foundation applauds new ABA resolution

Our civil justice system is ever-evolving. Organizations like the American Bar Association look out for citizens’ best interests and push for improvements to our legal system that help level the playing field. Last month, the ABA achieved a big step forward in increasing access to justice.  Resolution 115, which received overwhelming approval by the