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The Student Bar Foundation's Silent Auction will be held at the Louisville Bar Association on March 6, 2008. The organization has gathered numerous great items to auction off that night, including gift certificates to fine restaurants and to galleries around town.
The Student Bar Foundation is the charitable giving arm of the Student Bar Association. Its mission is to raise and distribute funds for student fellowships for law-related public service work with a focus on: delivery of legal services to the poor and indigent; Law-related public education; and/or improvement of the judiciary, the legal profession, and citizen access to the justice system.
The organization provides public service grants to students seeking to serve the community.
Join us at the auction to bid on fabulous items and to support the SBF's mission.
To review the current list of auction items, please visit the SBF's auction page.
The ABA Section of Family Law is pleased to present its Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest. This contest is held annually to encourage interest in the field of family law. Not only does the contest encourage innovative thought in family law, but it also provides an opportunity for recognition and publication in the scholarly journal Family Law Quarterly.
Applicants may submit an essay on any aspect of Family Law and entrants are encouraged to write on subjects of national interest. However, if the law in one state reflects a significant development or trend, that too could be an appropriate subject for an entry. With the vast scope of family law, the possibilities are endless.
The breadth of originality and analysis of past winners is a great testament to the quality of our nation's law schools and educators. Past topics of winning essays include transsexuals and the legal determination of sex, same-sex marriages, federal responsibility for indigent elderly, interpretation of Islamic marriage contracts, the Indian Child Welfare Act, polygamy and marital counseling laws. We look forward to an outstanding pool of entries this year as we continue to marvel at the outstanding thought produced by future attorneys.
Additional information about the Schwab Memorial Essay Contest can be found at www.abanet.org/family/lawstudents/schwab.shtml. I hope you will share this with interested faculty and encourage students to participate. The deadline for entries is May 15, 2008.
If you have any questions regarding the essay contest, please contact Carrie Asalon of the Section of Family Law at 312-988-5145 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Public Service Program has been informed of an immediate need forof three students to assist a local attorney with three separate criminal cases in which defendants are charged with murder. The attorney has been court-appointed pursuant to the Public Defender's Assigned Counsel Plan.
The students would assist in investigation, legal research and general trial preparation on each of the three murder cases. The cases are set for trial in July. Course prerequisites include criminal law, criminal procedure and constitutional law. If you are interested in this placement, please e-mail Jina Scinta at email@example.com or call at 852-5647.
The first three students (with the appropriate course prerequisites) to respond will be signed up.
Join us for the Student Bar Foundation's Annual Charity Auction to be held on March 6, 2008 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Louisville Bar Association located at 600 W. Main in downtown Louisville. All are welcome.
See our fabulous auction items under the STUDENT BAR FOUNDATION CHARITY AUCTION 2008 page.
UofL's negotiations team's national win has been recognized by the university. To view the story, click here: http://php.louisville.edu/news/news.php?news=1111.
STUDENT BAR FOUNDATION CHARITY AUCTION
We are pleased to present our auction items for 2008.
Thanks to our generous donors!
LIVE AUCTION ITEMS
1) Cardinals basketball autographed by the 2008 University of Louisville Basketball Team Members. A team on its way to great things. VALUE: PRICELESS.
2) PMBR 3-Day Intensive Seminar Course. A gift certificate for a 3-day course. Generously donated by PMBR. Value: $475.
3) SURPRISE EVENT with Dean Chen! Donated by Dean Chen. Dean Chen will host 3 students or individuals for a surprise event. VALUE: PRICELESS
4) One night stay and 18 holes of golf for two at Belterra. Enjoy a complimentary one-night stay in a deluxe room at Belterra Resort and Spa for two persons. A round of golf for a twosome on Belterra’s Tom Fazio Golf Course. Subject to availability. Some restrictions apply- no Saturday stays or golf outings. Friday and Sunday stays and golf rounds are included. Generously donated by Belterra Casino and Resort. VALUE:$250.
5) PMBR 6-Day Intensive Seminar Course. A gift certificate for a 6-day course- Generously donated by PMBR. Value:$799.
6) FIVE days of tickets for six to Churchill Downs.Donated by Mr. Robert Kohn of Fernandez, Friedman, Grossman, & Kohn. Excludes Derby Weekend. This package includes an exuberant derby hat donated by Dean Jim Chen.
7) BAR/BRI full Kentucky Tuition. A certificate towards A FULL BAR/BRI Bar Review Course in any of the following states: KY, IL, IN, MI, MN, MO ND, OH or SD. Generously donated by BAR/BRI. Excludes refundable book deposit and tax. Expires in Feb 21, 2012. value: $2500.
8) Golf Foursome at Valhalla. Play Valhalla- the home of the 2008 Ryder Cup. This golf package includes Tuesday through Friday before 11 or after 2pm and Saturdays, Sundays or holidays after 2pm. Caddies and carts are not included. Ryder Cup and Ryder Cup preparation restrictions apply. Generously donated by Woodward Hobson and Fulton. VALUE- priceless
9) Cincinnati Reds Game – Four tickets to the June 13th game of the Boston Red Sox at Cincinnati Reds. These tickets are no longer available. The four tickets are located in the first 15 rows on the third base line behind the visiting team’s dugout. Generously donated by Justin Vetter. ValuE: $1500.
SILENT AUCTION ITEMS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Item 1: Wine Lover’s Basket Donated by: Gemelli Wine and Spirits
Item 2: Arthur Murray Dance LessonsDonated by Arthur Murray Dance Studios.
Item 3: Actor’s Theater for twoDonated by Fund for the Arts.
Item 4: A Night on the TownDonated by The Jazz Factory and SBF
Item 5: Dinner with Professor Cross Donated by Professor John Cross.
Item 6: Basketball signed by Darrell GriffithDonated by Darrel Griffith.
Item 7: A Soccer Party Donated by Mockingbird Valley Soccer.
Item 8: Knitter’s Dream Basket Donated by Knit Nook and Emily Wang Zahn.
Item 9: Edenside GalleryDonated by Edenside Gallery.
Item 10: Dinner Around the WorldDonated by Sahara, El Mundo, Irish Rover, PF Chang’s.
Item 11: Bats Tickets for FourDonated by the Louisville Bats.
Item 12: Handcrafted Ceramic Platter Donated by Pottery by Linda.
Item 13: two Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Tickets Donated by Six Flags.
Item 14: Dance with GraceDonated by Dance with Grace.
Item 15: Try Scuba! Donated by Kentucky Diving Headquarters.
Item 16: A Legal History of KentuckyDonated by Prof. Kurt X. Metzmeier.
Item 17: Family Membership to BernheimDonated by Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest.
Item 18: A Much Needed MassageDonated by Luna Boutique.
Item 19: Dinner with Prof. Warren at Jack Fry’sDonated by Prof. Manning Warren.
Item 20: Books and CoffeeDonated by Carmichael’s Bookstore and Emily Wang Zahn.
Item 21: Family Membership to the Ali CenterDonated by The Ali Center.
Item 22: Dinner with Prof. LevinsonDonated by Professor Ariana Levinson.
Item 23: Dinner at Artemesia and DancingDonated by Artemesia and Arthur Murray Dance Studios.
Item 24: 5000 Westlaw PointsDonated by Westlaw.
Item 25: Bats TicketsDonated by The Louisville Bats.
Item 26: Dinner and MovieDonated by Baxter Theaters and Bristol Bar & Grille.
Item 27: Gourmet Gift Basket Donated by Tilford Dobbins Alexander Buckaway & Black.
Item 28: Kentucky Practice: Civil Procedure Forms, Vol. 11, 12.Donated by Prof. Leslie W. Abramson.
Item 29: Vincenzo’s: Dinner and DancingDonated by Frost Brown Todd. Dance lessons donated by Arthur Murray Dance Studios.
Item 30: Speed Art Museum MembershipDonated by the Speed Art Museum.
Item 31: Golf Accessory BasketDonated by Legal Aid Society of Louisville.
Item 32: Arthur Murray Dance LessonsDonated by Arthur Murray Dance Studios.
Item 33: Dinner and a Bats Game. Donated by Middleton Reutlinger.
Item 34: $500 off Liposuction Treatment. Donated by Dr. Leigh Walsh.
Item 35: The Perfect Lamp. Donated by Eyedia.
Item 36: Luxury Spa Package. Donated by Emily Wang Zahn and Andrea Vetter.
Item 37: Cookie of the Month Club. Donated by Mary Jo Gleason.
Item 38: Actor’s Theater Tickets for Two. Donated by Actor’s Theatre of Louisville.
Item 39: Runner’s Basket. Donated by Fleet Feet and the Student Bar Foundation.
Item 40: Metro Arts Center ClassesDonated by The Metro Arts Center.
Item 41: Two Golf LessonsDonated by Golf Galaxy.
Item 42: A Necklace for Her
Donated by Elizabeth Haendiges.AND MUCH, MUCH MORE. . . . We will have raffles for baskets donated by each class and roses for $20 which come with a gift certificate to a local establishment (generously donated by Prof. Laura Rothstein). It is not too late to donate. Make your donation now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. THANKS!
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.