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Lawyers to Help the Homeless in San Juan

CHICAGO, May 10, 2010 — On May 14, members of the _ Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section will participate in a public service project as volunteers assisting staff and residents at the La Fondita De Jesus, Inc. shelter in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sponsored by the section’s Law in Public Service Committee, the service project is being held in conjunction with the section’s spring leadership meeting which runs from May 13-16 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

On site, volunteers will assist in the shelter’s kitchen and thrift shop, and also work directly with residents. Attendees will also make donations throughout the meeting of both cash and toiletries to help residents with their basic needs.  The section supports public and pro bono projects every year in conjunction with its meetings.

Who:
_ Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Law in Public Service Committee

What:
Service to help the homeless

Where:
La Fondita De Jesus, Inc., San Juan

When:
Friday, May 14

La Fondita De Jesus, Inc. is an organization affiliated with the National Coalition for the Homeless that provides the homeless with some of their basic needs. They strive to integrate residents into the local community where they can be nurtured and contribute based on their abilities.  More information can be found at www.lafonditadejesus.org.

The ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section unites plaintiff, defense, insurance, and corporate counsel to advance the civil justice system. TIPS is a national source of expertise in tort, trial and insurance law and brings lawyers together to share information and speak out on issues of importance. The section has about 30,000 members and 32 general committees that focus on substantive and procedural matters in areas across the broad spectrum of civil law and practice.

With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law. For more information on TIPS and the Law in Public Service Committee, visit www.abanet.org/tips.

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Comments (1)

  • Lurraine
    6:56 AM July 8, 2011

    Articles like these put the consumer in the driver seat—very ipomrantt.