Often we find ourselves asking, "what kind of difference can I make?" "how can I make a difference?" or even "is this really going to help in the grand scheme?" We here at the Law in Public Service Committee (LIPS) believe that just a little bit of a time, energy, and grit will make all the difference in the world, whether it is providing food for those that can't afford it, working with children on educational projects, or working with veterans to help them reintegrate and find meaningful and fulfilling employment after being deployed overseas.
Hello, I'm Kat Statman, the Chair of LIPS and I welcome and encourage you to join your TIPS family and come see what kind of difference you can make.
To give you some insight, LIPS coordinates and organizes hands-on public service projects at each TIPS meeting throughout the year. As the philanthropic arm of TIPS, we coordinate projects including working with the homeless, the hungry, at risk pre-schoolers, adults who can't read, veterans in need of job and resume guidance, and the list goes on.
We want to work with us to make a difference. These hands-on opportunities require no advance planning by you, no long-term commitment. You just need to get involved. The work is rewarding, both professionally and personally. LIPS provides you the opportunities. All you need to do, is join us!
LIPS also does more than coordinate public service and legal pro bono projects with the Section's General & Special Standing Committees and other ABA Sections. It serves as the TIPS liaison to the ABA Consortium on Legal Services and the Public as well as other ABA Commissions and Committees. LIPS also coordinates the selection of the recipient of the Edmund Muskie Pro Bono Award, which is an award that honors an individual's exemplary public service work. If you know a deserving Muskie Award candidate, let LIPS know.
If you want to get involved and make a difference, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you connected! If you want to help by identifying a project for a future meeting because you have a great idea, please contact me!
Chair, TIPS Law in Public Service Committee