Santa Barbara, Calif. (December 20, 2011) –Cappello & Noël, LLP made a five-year financial commitment to support the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County. The Santa Barbara-based law firm announced it would donate $10,000 a year for five years to the non-profit organization, which provides free legal services those in need.
The pledge came during a gathering at a Legal Aid Foundation luncheon last week. A. Barry challenged an audience of more than 150 people to invest in the stability of the foundation. “The Legal Aid Foundation plays a critical role in Santa Barbara County,” said Cappello, “Those of us in the legal community should do everything we can to support the foundation’s efforts to help the less fortunate receive legal representation.”
“The need for assistance is growing as economic conditions force families and individuals into legal situations they never could have imagined,” says Leila J. Noël, partner at Cappello & Noël. “Our firm is a strong believer in the foundation’s good work and its steadfast commitment to giving equal legal access to all.”
Cappello & Noël, LLP is one of the preeminent litigation law firms in the country. The Santa Barbara firm has a successful history of representing individuals and small business owners who take on large corporations and their powerful law firms. In particular, Cappello & Noël is acknowledged as the pioneer in lender liability law, where borrowers seek justice against lender misconduct. It also represents plaintiffs in complex business litigation, catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, and plaintiffs’ class actions. The firm is a strong proponent of equal access to the legal system and professional legal representation regardless of an individual’s financial circumstances.
Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County provides free civil legal services to victims of domestic violence, seniors and low-income individuals throughout the county. Last year, the foundation assisted over 5,100 residents of the county in matters of family law, senior law, housing and eviction defense, consumer law and benefits assistance.
For more information, contact Legal Aid’s development director Niki Richardson at 805.963.6754, ext. 109.