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
By Brooke Kibrick, Executive Director Bairs Foundation is the only foundation of its kind in the country – but we don’t want to be the best kept secret – we want this nonprofit model to be replicated all across the country. We are committed to supporting the civil justice space, and we rely on
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
We were able to do a lot of good in 2019. Last year was our third year providing financial assistance to those who have experienced a catastrophic accident. Our pre-settlement funding helped families with needs such as avoiding eviction, paying a heating bill, repairing a vehicle necessary for doctors appointments, and making home repairs
The Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) recently named Executive Director Rachel Mathews among the 2020 class of Rising Champions of Justice! The VLP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that provides free civil legal services to low income individuals and small nonprofits in Western New York. Established in 1983 as a project of
What a year it has been. In 2019, our foundation provided settlement advances to over 80 families to help them make ends meet while they pursued justice. Some of the people we helped were trying to escape homelessness. Others were struggling to keep the lights on or put food on the table. Each person’s
For-profit funders will often seek out plaintiffs in tough spots and essentially exploit them, loaning them money without making it clear what they might owe back once their settlement comes in.
If you’ve heard about our foundation, you know that we are shaking up the norm in the plaintiff funding industry. Unlike the for-profit companies who charge exorbitant interest rates and make the cost of capital expensive for plaintiffs in need, the Bairs Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides funding with low, simple interest. Our
U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody voided all existing funding agreements with the former players, so Thrivest Specialty Funding sought to have the matter sent to arbitration.
We are grateful for our veterans’ service and sacrifice. And in our little corner of the civil justice space, our nonprofit is proud to serve them in our own way when they need help making ends meet during litigation.