The Above the Line Network is open to all individuals and organizations that directly serve ATLN’s target market—underserved legal consumers in the middle class*—or that advance ATLN's mission, and that make the following commitments:

  • The individual or organization commits to using innovative approaches to make legal services more affordable and accessible to ATLN’s target market.
  • The individual or organization commits to advancing the ATLN mission, vision, values, and strategic plan.
  • The individual or organization commits to collaborating with fellow ATLN members.
  • The individual or organization commits to improving the profession, the practice of law, and the larger justice system.

ATLN seeks to create a thriving community of providers and innovators from across the legal community. If you are associated with a socially conscious law firm, nonprofit law firm, legal aid organization that provides legal services to ATLN’s target market, a judge, a legal educator, a bar association leader, a legal technologist, a funder, an incubator director, or anyone else who meets the above criteria, please consider joining ATLN!

*We define the middle class as those earning at least 125% of the federal poverty line ($18,225 for an individual in 2023) and up to two times the median household income ($141,568 for an individual in 2023).

ATLN will consider membership applications of faith-based organizations or specific programs run by faith-based or religious organizations if: the programs are open to people of all faiths; service decisions are not based on a prospective client’s particular faith or religion; the organization’s staff do not promote a particular faith or religion to people served; and the organization’s policies and practices do not discriminate against legally protected classes of individuals.
In accordance with federal, state, and local laws, and in keeping with ATLN's vision of a legal system where everyday people have access to justice through affordable and quality legal assistance, ATLN membership will not be granted to any organization that uses race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, veteran status, or any other protected classification as a basis to deny services to qualifying individuals who seek assistance.

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