Student Bar Association News

Finals Massages

Finals have you stressed out?  Come relax with a free massage!  The Student Activities Board in conjunction with your 2007-2008 SBA invite you on Wednesday, April 23 from Noon until 3 p.m. to enjoy a massage in the Washer Lounge (rm. 188)!

2008-2009 Football/Basketball Season Ticket Lottery

1Ls & 2Ls, sign-up sheets are now up on the SBA door for 2008-09 men's football and basketball season tickets. Due to the limited number of tickets reserved for law students, there will be a lottery held on Saturday, April 19th to determine the winners. You must sign up on the SBA door by Friday, April 18 at 5:00 P.M. to be eligible.

Prices for Basketball & Football Combo tickets will cost approximately $210 per student ($420 if providing a ticket for a guest). For Football only, tickets will cost approximately $72 per student ($144 if providing a ticket for a guest).

Also, please remember that no law students are allowed to attend the undergraduate ticket lottery. You will lose your tickets if you attend.

SBA Election Results

Congrats to the 2008-2009 SBA!

 

President- Rebecca Ellingsworth

Day Vice-President- Will Corrigan

Evening Vice-President- Leah Campbell

Secretary- Mike Swansburg

Treasurer- Adam Broadus

 

ABA Representative- Janae' Martin

Public Service Chair – Jenna Glasscock

Public Relations Chair – Rachel Carmona
Career Services Chair – Johnna Spicer
Social Chair- Colleen Goodman
Fundraising Chair- Lily Chan
SGA Senators- Jacob Taulman & Lucas Vance
3L Representatives- Adam Jarboe & Sarah Mikowski
2L Representatives- Lauren Bean & Jerred Kelly

 

Honor Council

 

Tyson Adams (3L)- Chief Justice

Bryant Smith (3L)

Thomas Patteson (3L)

Barry Dunn (2L)

Algeria Ford (2L)

Izzy Moore- (3L Alternate)

 

Purchasing Barristers Ball Tickets

On Monday, March 31 from 11:30-2:30 and on Thursday, April 3 from 11:45-3:30 students may purchase Barristers Ball Tickets from Izzy Moore in the lobby! $20 for one and $30 for two! Tickets will be $25 at the door so get yours in the lobby! If you can't make it to the lobby, contact your SBA Representative to purchase tickets before Friday, April 4!

SGA Supreme Court

Congrats to Algeria Ford for being nominated to the Student Government Association Supreme Court.  Pending confirmation, Algeria will begin serving his term next year as the law school's representative.

3L/4L Pictures Ready to View

3L/4L senior pictures can now be viewed at your pleasure. Please visit our Website at: www.starlightphotopic.com, click on VIEW & ORDER, then click on THE EVENT YOU WISH TO VIEW UOFL LAW SCHOOL 2008, and enter the event PASSWORD: lawschool

Photographs may be ordered on our secure site. Please remember to copy and send this message to friend and family!!!

SGA Supreme Court Nominations

The Student Government Association is currently accepting nominations for SGA Supreme Court.  If you wish to be nominated, please contact SBA President Justin Fowles via e-mail at jsfowl03@louisville.edu by Monday, March 24.

Barristers Ball Tickets Now On Sale

Barrister's Ball tickets are now on sale! The event is on April 4 from 8-12 at the Clifton Center. Tickets are $30 for two and $20 for one. Tickets will cost $25 at the door so contact your SBA Representative today!

Scheduling Forum

All students who are interested in providing input into the 2008-2009 schedule may meet with Dean Hall on Friday, March 21 from 12:15-1:15 in Room 060 or Monday, March 24 from 5:15-6:15 p.m. in Room 175.  Bring a sack lunch/dinner and your concerns!  If you are unable to make either of these meetings, please feel free to e-mail your SBA Representative with your concerns and have them pass them along as soon as possible.

Governor's Budget Cuts: Impact to Louisville's Legal Aid Society

Given the connections between the law school (career services, public service, externships, and the UPCOMING clinic) and Louisville's Legal Aid Society, please find below information about the current budget crisis affecting Kentucky's civil legal aid programs.

2-27-08 Courier-Journal article: http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008802271077


According ot the Justice Cabinet Secretary’s Office, it is now clear that the Governor’s budget (HB 406) does not include a dedicated appropriation for Kentucky’s civil legal aid programs. Since 1996, the civil legal aid programs have received $1.5 million annually to support the work they do. Of this appropriation, Louisville's Legal Aid Society receives approximately $250,000 to serve clients in our region.

Funding needs to be restored for 2008-09. Supports of Legal Aid need to contact their elected members and urge them to fund Kentucky’s civil legal aid programs at $1.5 million annually. Phone calls or letters are the preferred method of contact. Emails are not effective at this point in the session given the sheer volume legislators are receiving.

Attached is a list of the Jefferson County Delegation members. The Jefferson County Delegation needs to hear from their constituents that this issue needs their attention.

For Faxes: Take the attached sample letter, paraphrase and add your own personal language. Please use letterhead that references your personal address within the elected official’s district. If you do not live in Jefferson County but know a supporter of Legal Aid who would be willing to contact their Jefferson County representative, please ask them to do so. The fax number is 502-564-6543.

For Phone Calls: The toll-free number to talk to OR leave a message for a legislator is 1-800-372-7181. The process is simple: Ask to speak to a House member. If he or she is unavailable, ask to leave a message. The message is:
Please restore funding for civil legal aid to $1.5 million in HB 406.