Attorneys encouraged to show their briefs in ‘Legal Brief Relief’ campaign
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Posted by: Beth Warrington
Clothing, shoes and food are the most-often donated items to community charities; however, items such as underwear, socks and bras are left out. The Kansas Bar Association and the Topeka Bar Association are encouraging area attorneys to come together and help stock some of those overlooked items in Let’s Help’s donation bins in its "Legal Brief Relief” campaign.
"Only in the legal world does the word ‘brief’ mean 50 pages,” said James Rankin, TBA president. "We’d like to extend our version of the word brief to our support for our community.”
Rankin said that Let’s Help is a well-respected organization that works to break the cycle of poverty in the community, and rather than be brief in support, attorneys should seek to go above and beyond the call of service.
The KBA and TBA are urging attorneys in the community to donate undergarments in all sizes for men, women and children, as these items are often left out of most donation bins.
"Lawyers contribute to the local community in many ways, dollars, volunteer hours, etc.,” said Natalie Haag, KBA president. "Let’s remind the Topeka community of the value of lawyers with this fun campaign drive in support of Let’s Help.”
Donations should be dropped off at either the Kansas Bar Association (1200 SW Harrison St.) or the Topeka Bar Association (534 Kansas Ave., Ste. 1130) by Friday, Aug. 7. Please contact Cassandra Blackwell at (785) 861-8828 for more information about making arrangements for specific donations.
"Let’s Help has asked for briefs and lawyers have lots of them … so let’s share the wealth!” said Haag.