Columbia Legal Services


For decades, Columbia Legal Services has represented communities facing poverty and oppression. Through various legal tools available, we work together to achieve social and economic justice for all, and reveal and end actions that harm communities we serve. In 2020 & 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to re-imagine our annual fundraiser, Imagine Justice, as a virtual event and we made the most out of it, bringing together our supporters, client community, allies, and new friends for a fun and dynamic celebration.

With the acknowledgment that we each come to this work from unique places – in perspective, experience, identity, comfort with gathering in person, mobility and geography – and that COVID still impacts our lives in different ways, we are excited to announce the first-ever Imagine Justice Week, September 19-23, 2022. Rather than try a “one size fits all” event, the week will offer numerous ways to connect with CLS and our greater communities.

For questions please contact Caitlin Lombardi, Development & Communications Director, at



Caitlin Lombardi
Caitlin Lombardi
Development and Communications Director
Annabell Joya
Annabell Joya
Engagement and Resource Manager
Adriana Hernandez
Adriana Hernandez
Communications Coordinator
Kia  Patiño
Kia Patiño
Executive Assistant

2022 Imagine Justice Youth Art Celebration & Contest

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'2022 Imagine Justice Youth Art Celebration & Contest'

En Español

Columbia Legal Services is excited to announce the first Imagine Justice Youth Art Celebration & Contest. We invite all youth, ages 5-19, to enter an original, 2-dimensional creation that reflects the theme “Imagining Justice.”

Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges from the community and the winner of each age group will be awarded $500.

  • Elementary (age 5-10)
  • Middle School (age 11-14)
  • Highschool (age 15-19)

The contest is open to all youth ages 5-19, regardless of residency, school, or citizenship status. We particularly welcome and encourage entries from youth who have been impacted by the systems of incarceration or immigration.

  • Each individual may enter up to three original pieces.
  • Art can be in any 2-D medium, such as pen, paint, pencil, embroidery, digital tools, etc.
  • Deadline for entry is Friday, September 9, 2022
  • Submission form must be filled out accurately and with contact information
  • Artwork may be featured in Columbia Legal Services materials, exhibits or other communications.

Please submit your entries by completing the form below or message us through Facebook.

Columbia Legal Services:

  • Will credit artist, title, and year of entry for any reproduction or display of the entry.
  • Retains ownership of image files, copies and scans of all entries, and may copy, modify, distribute, and publicly display them.
  • May produce products such as posters, prints, t-shirts, notecards, etc. from winning entries.

If you have any questions please contact us at

Printable Flyer

Submission Form

    Thank you to our Generous Sponsors





    Barron Smith Daugert PLLC
    Frank Freed Subit & Thomas
    Just Roots Consulting
    MFR Law Group


    Beneficial State Bank
    Bergman Draper Oslund Udo