Cy Pres Awards and Legal Aid: A Win-Win Solution for All

Overview


Cy Pres funds, also known as residual funds in class action cases, have been an important source of funding for legal aid and access to justice in recent years. Bill Boies presented at the American Bar Association/National Legal Aid and Defenders Association Equal Justice Conference in San Diego on cy pres awards for legal services. The presentation explains how cy pres awards can be a win-win solution for the court and the parties to the case, providing practical tips from sates that have mounted successful educational campaigns for the bench and bar.