For nearly two decades, the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund (LELDF) has protected law enforcement professionals by fighting for their legal rights. Founded in 1995 by attorneys with law enforcement backgrounds, LELDF has led the efforts to identify and support through financial and legal assistance duty-related legal expenses such as attorneys’ fees, court filings, litigation costs, legal advice and other legal fees, as well as other support for law enforcement professionals and their families.
Since 2000, LELDF has contributed over $2 million to offset legal and other expenses, as well as pro-bono legal advice, to more than two dozen law enforcement professionals and their families. The LELDF is a nationally recognized 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization supported solely through the generous contributions of individuals and organizations. This financial and legal assistance has become increasingly important as our society becomes more litigious and the frequency and cost of defending allegations against law enforcement professionals continues to rise.