A Few Words and an Irresistible Offer From the Chair
DO IT! JUST DO IT! Get started by participating in a fun public service project! All you have to do is show up!
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 YOU to DO IT! We want you to stand side by side with us to make a difference. These hands-on opportunities require no advance planning by you, no long-term commitment. You need only show up and JUST DO IT! We encourage you to be involved regardless of how much time you can contribute. The work is rewarding, both professionally and personally. LIPS provides you the opportunities. All you need to do, is DO IT!
If you want to DO IT, 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!
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.
I strongly believe that philanthropy is one of the most important things any individual can do. As lawyers, we have a unique perspective on the world and unique talents we can offer to those in need. By getting involved with a hands-on service project, we can share our talents and, in turn, change our perspective on the world while also improving the perspective of others. Our committee is diverse and dynamic. We are dedicated to making a difference --- one project at a time. We invite you and welcome you to join us in that effort! We make it easy to DO IT, and we promise you that once you JUST DO IT, you will see why we are so dedicated.
Amie C. Martinez
Chair, TIPS Law in Public Service Committee