Throughout North America, ALFA's Member companies provide non-recourse legal funding to plaintiffs involved in personal injury claims, before their claims have settled or are resolved in court. While the client awaits the resolution of their case, legal funding can provide immediate relief from the mounting burden of accumulating bills, potential eviction or loan foreclosure, and can provide for daily living expenses for the client and their family.


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American Legal Finance Association
925 15th Street NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005

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Industry Standard

The American Legal Finance Association, known by its acronym ALFA, was established as a New York not-for-profit corporation in July 2004. ALFA is comprised of 31 companies nationwide, which provide non-recourse funds ("Legal Funding") to personal injury victims who have filed a claim or a lawsuit. One of ALFA’s first projects was to establish industry standards in the Legal Funding industry, especially regarding transparency in transactions and clear disclosure to consumers. You will find a list of industry "Best Practices" here.

"Ethics in Litigation Financing" Seminar
April 28, 2009

ALFA sponsored the initial seminar at the Brooklyn Bar Association, featuring Professor Anthony Sebok from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. The seminar provided an overview of legal ethics pertaining to non recourse legal funding, ("Legal Funding"), current New York law regarding the legality of Legal Funding, as well as the New York Rules of Professional Conduct. ALFA is working with Bar Associations across New York and has scheduled seminars across the state. For additional information or to obtain a copy of the seminar available by download, please email, providing your name, company, and email address.

Read more about ALFA's first sponsored Continuing Legal Education seminar on legal funding »