Monday, January 25, 2010
The focus on relief efforts in Haiti has been on organizations that can provide immediate medical care and treatment to the thousand of persons injured by the earthquake. We have posted previously on some of those efforts and organizations to support, and that is where donations are needed most. Click here for a list of organizatoins and here for a post on one of them in particular (Partners in Health).
But we also look ahead to a time when we can help legal professionals in Haiti. The Haitian Lawyers Association (based in Miami, Florida) was a bar organization that up to this point was no different than many others who simply give a scholarship fundraising gala every year. But the Haitian Lawyers Association suddenly found itself as the organization many are turning to for guidance and coordination on everything from representing newly arrived orphans to drop-off and warehouse referrals.
Markenzy Lapointe, an associate attorney with Boies, Schiller & Flexner in Miami, Florida, asks (through the leadership listserve of the American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practice Section) for donations to help the Haitian Lawyers Association. For more information, please contact him at the following address or by clicking here:
BOIES, SCHILLER & FLEXNER LLP
100 S.E. 2nd Street, Suite 2800
Miami, FL 33131
For more information on the Haitian Lawyers Association, click here.