Legal Aid Society to Upgrade Software for Staff

The Microsoft Corporation has made a generous grant of software to The Legal Aid Society to enable the Society to upgrade the operating system and applications used by all staff in the three practice areas. The donation includes licenses for Windows 7 and Office 2013, as well as licenses for software that runs on the Society's central servers at its data center.

In making the grant, Microsoft focused on the Society's work on behalf of indigent youth in all practice areas. Microsoft recognized that the Society's Juvenile Rights Practice is the primary legal representative of abused and neglected children, young persons in need of supervision, and youth involved in juvenile delinquency cases in Family Court in New York City. It also recognized the work of the Civil Practice, which provides direct representation each year to thousands of persons ages 24 and under per year in civil matters; the Adolescent Intervention and Diversion Project of the Criminal Practice; and legal representation by the Criminal Practice each year to tens of thousands of young persons. The Society plans to roll out Windows 7 and Office 2013 during the fall of 2014 after deploying new hardware for all staff.