We're excited to share that our co-founder, John Bair, was featured in Buffalo Business First! The article discusses John's motivation behind founding our nonprofit and why he is driven to strengthen civil justice. "Bair and his wife, Amy, created the Milestone Foundation in 2016, a nonprofit charitable foundation that offers lower-interest loans to
Our executive director, Erin Waas, sat down with Tom Hagy on the Emerging Litigation podcast. Erin described the Foundation's unique approach to plaintiff pre-settlement funding, one Tom calls "infinitely more understandable and affordable for claimants." Listen below! The Emerging Litigation podcast is a joint effort between HB Litigation Conferences and Law
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
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
The Milestone Foundation had a booth space for the first time at the American Association for Justice 2021 Annual Convention in Las Vegas, NV. It was my first time as Executive Director of the foundation attending an AAJ convention, and the experience was something that, well … happened in Vegas but didn’t stay in
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
The Bairs Foundation Ambassador Program brings together a network of trial lawyers and civil justice stakeholders who have an appreciation for the work the Foundation does, and who want to contribute to its continued success.
The Foundation for Improvement of Justice has named John Bair among its recipients of the 2019 Paul H. Chapman Award. The foundation is honoring John for his efforts to assist plaintiffs with financial support while they go through litigation, and for his creation of the Bairs Foundation to reform the non-recourse lending industry.