Bar Association Challenge
Bar Association Challenge Memo (52 KB)
We know that bar associations across the state have been working to help legal aid programs that are struggling to serve many more clients with fewer resources as a result of the economic crisis. The Campaign for Justice is supporting these efforts by creating a statewide impetus to educate attorneys and the community about the importance of legal aid, and the need for adequate funding.
To heighten awareness of the need for legal aid, we invite you to participate in a fun and friendly challenge among local bar associations. The Bar Association Challenge encourages all members of voluntary local bar associations throughout California to "choose justice” by joining the Campaign for Justice.
To get involved:
• If your bar association’s Board of Trustees hasn’t already done so, ask them to adopt a resolution declaring your bar’s support for the Campaign for Justice at your next meeting;
• Volunteer or recruit a colleague to be a contact person to work with the State Bar of California to ensure you bar’s participation is fully recognized;
• Present the challenge to other members of your bar association at bar association meetings, through bar association email, newsletters and publications, and on your bar’s website. Visit Campaign Tools for useful outreach materials to help spread the word.
• Ask members to go to www.CAforJustice.org/action/join and join the Campaign for Justice. It is important that each person include the name of his or her bar association in the Key Affiliations field, so we can tell when members of your bar association join.
The State Bar will track how many bar members join the Campaign for Justice and will provide periodic updates to the designated contact. The bar association with the highest percentage of members who “choose justice” will be recognized at the Bar Leaders Conference during the State Bar Annual Meeting in October.
For support with the Bar Association Challenge, please contact: