Can one lawyer make a difference? The Law in the Public Service (LIPS) committee says, unequivocally, "Yes." Whether you're helping to feed the homeless, participating in school educational projects or helping to teach young at- risk students about a legal career, you can make a difference through countless volunteer opportunities we have to offer through LIPS.
Hi, I am John Stephens, the Chair of the LIPS committee and I welcome you to join your TIPS family and volunteer with us. Giving back is not only helpful to those who receive, but also very fulfilling to you as the giver.
The Law in Public Service Committee (LIPS) coordinates hands-on public service projects at each TIPS meeting. 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, 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