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Funding and Support

Funding and Support


CJA is entirely funded by foundations and individual donors.  We receive no government funding and collect no legal fees. To the extent possible, all money damages collected in our cases go to our clients.

CJA was founded in 1998 with support from Amnesty International USA and the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture to represent torture survivors in their pursuit of justice. In addition, CJA would like to thank the following for their support:

Pro Bono Law Firms

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Bass, Berry & Sims PLC
Carlton Fields
Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
Covington & Burling LLP
Dechert LLP
James K. Green, PA
Heller Ehrman LLP
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Kerrigan Estess Rankin McLeod & Thompson LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
McVey Mullery Dulberg & Cho
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Ollé & Sese LLP
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Patton Boggs LLP
Reed Smith LLP
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman LLP
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Uría Menéndez & Cia SC
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker

Pro Bono Private Investigators

James Mintz Group, Inc.
Palladino & Sutherland
Adam Raskin
SafirRosetti
Michael Weber

Foundation Support

Academy for Educational Development - New Voices Fellowship Program
A.M. Fund
Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation
Center for Civil & Human Rights, University of Notre Dame Law School
Center for Victims of Torture
Firedoll Foundation
Ford Foundation
Funding Exchange
HKH Foundation
International Bar Association Foundation
Jewish Community Endowment Fund
Judith Stronach Fund for Non-Violent Social Change of the Vanguard Foundation
Liberty Hill Foundation
New Tactics in Human Rights
Open Society Institute
Oak Foundation
Shefa Fund
Sigrid Rausing Trust
Tides Foundation
Unemployed Philosophers Guild
United Nations Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture
Van Loben Sels - Rembe Rock Foundation
Villers Fund - Boston Foundation
Working Assets

Professional Supporters

Atlantis Technology Corporation
Focal Point LLC
Juice Design
Minuteman Press



When States Kill: Latin America, the U.S., and Technologies of Terror
Cecilia Menjívar, Néstor Rodríguez (eds.)
University of Texas Press, 2005.

Thanks to the generosity of the University of Texas Press, editors Cecilia Menjívar and Néstor Rodríguez, and numerous contributing authors, CJA is the recipient of all royalties for this anthology.

Organized by region, the essays in this book address the topic of state-sponsored terrorism in a variety of ways. The book is an excellent resource for those looking for a deeper understanding of the abuses at issue in many of CJA's Latin America cases.