On March 2, the South/Central Texas Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel presented a check in the amount of $25,000 to the Community Justice Program (CJP). The funds are the net proceeds from ACC's 13th Annual Ethics Conference, Ethics Follies® "Remote Control," which was held in September, 2010. The San Antonio Bar Association (SABA) and San Antonio Bar Foundation (SABF) joined ACC to bring this unique musical comedy performance to more than 500 professionals at the historic Charline McCombs Empire Theatre in San Antonio. The cast and crew was made up of local attorneys, judges, business leaders and area actors all coming together with sponsors to raise funds for the CJP. The CJP will use the funds to fulfill the commitments of SABA, SABF and ACC in their pro bono and community service missions by providing additional clinics and pioneering new pro bono clinics targeting the needs of area nonprofits and small businesses.
The need for legal services among San Antonio's low-income residents is overwhelming, and it increases each day. According to an American Bar Association study, at least 40 percent of low- and moderate-income households experience a legal problem each year, yet in San Antonio, the current services are meeting only a fraction of their legal needs.
"We were honored to partner with area sponsors to fund the marketing, promotion, production and administration of ACC's Annual Ethics Conference" said Kay Grimes, past president of ACC.
"Ethics Follies is one of the few conferences that provides CLE, funds a charitable effort, and brings San Antonio's professionals together for a great networking opportunity."
For additional information on the Ethics Follies, please visit www.ethicsfollies.com.
For additional information on the Community Justice Program, please visit www.sanantoniobar.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=13.