Cy Pres

Cy Pres Awards

The Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice welcomes Cy Pres, as well as court settlement awards. Cy Pres (French for “as close as possible”) awards allow unclaimed settlement funds from class-action suits to be distributed to organizations that are most likely to benefit or pursue the interests of the class. Court settlement awards come about when parties in a case agree that as part of the settlement one party will make a specified dollar contribution to a specific charity and the court approves the settlement.

The Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice is an appropriate recipient of both Cy Pres and court approved settlement funds. Cy Pres and Court Settlement awards will support the free legal assistance LACLJ provides for low-income individuals and families to ensure a strong community where families are safe, stable and free from injustice.

Awards can be unrestricted, for general support, or be designated to fund legal assistance for a particular population or a specific area of LACLJ’s work.

LACLJ’s Population Focus

  • People living in poverty
  • Women
  • Families
  • Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Immigrants
  • Teens and young adults
  • Children

Please keep LACLJ in mind when directing a Cy Pres or court settlement award. For further information, please send us an email at