Foundation, Historical Society seek member contributions

first_img May 15, 2002 Regular News Foundation, Historical Society seek member contributions Foundation, Historical Society seek member contributionscenter_img Members also have an option on the fee statement this year to make a voluntary contribution to The Florida Bar Foundation and the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society.Darryl Bloodworth, president of the Foundation, is asking members to make a $25 tax-deductible contribution to its Lawyers Challenge for Children campaign to help bring the benefits of the law and of lawyers to the lives of poor children.The Foundation will dedicate Bar members’ contributions to legal assistance to children through grants to legal aid and legal services programs across the state.“As members of the legal profession, we already do a great deal for our community, including our pro bono work and contributions to legal aid,” Bloodworth said. “Yet, even with this support and all of our other resources, every year thousands of low-income children in Florida routinely are denied their legal rights to education, health care and other services — services that are essential if these children are to become productive adults.” Historical Society Dexter Douglass, president of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, said the society needs the membership’s financial support to help expand its program and activities “that capture the rich history of Florida’s judiciary and educate the public about that history.“For example, we’ve recently begun publication of a quarterly newsletter for society members and supporters,” Douglass said. “We’re moving toward publication of the second hardcover volume in our series on Florida’s judicial history. Our docent program continues to educate thousands of Florida school children about the important role of the judicial branch of government. And, we’re talking with the U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society about bringing a special lecture program to our state during 2003.”Douglass said the Florida court system is recognized as one of the “top judicial systems in the world,” and “your support will assure the continuation of the various programs designed to chronicle and preserve our judicial history for generations to come.”last_img

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