Grants Awarded - 2012

Chapter Community Outreach Grants recipients and projects funded in 2012:

  • Maryland Chapter: Federal Detainee Mediation Services.
    Funding from the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association helped fund a CCM case manager salary so the chapter can monitor services and facilitate communication among participants; chapter members serve as mediators. $3,400 granted in August 2012.
  • Minnesota Chapter: Pro Se Project.
    Funding from the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association helped to fund the project’s part-time coordinator. $3,000 granted in August 2012.
  • Northern District of Ohio Chapter: FBA-ND Ohio Inaugural Diversity Seminar.
    Funding from the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association supported the speakers’ fee and travel for an event called “Jury Perceptions of the Diverse Lawyer in the Courtroom.” $5,000 granted in August 2012.
  • Orlando Chapter: FAMU College of Law-Federal Court Writing Competition.
    Funding from the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association funded scholarship awards for this writing competition. The topic for the competition is a Middle District of Florida case involving a decision related to civil rights or constitutional rights. $3,500 granted in August 2013.
  • Tampa Bay Chapter: Federal Practice Mentor Program.
    Funding from the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association supported a mentor program established by the chapter. $2,100 granted in August 2013.
  • Chicago Chapter: High School Mentoring Day.
    Funding from the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association supported a mentoring program meant to help introduce high-risk high school students to lawyers who practice in federal courts. Funds were used for transportation of students and meals. $4,000 granted in February 2013.
  • El Paso Chapter: El Paso CJA Training and Mentorship Program.
    Funding from the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association supported six monthly workshops and a mentorship program for newly appointed CJA attorneys. $4,000 granted in February 2013.
  • Idaho Chapter: Pro Se Self-Help Clinic for Prisoner and Non-Prisoner Litigants.
    Funding from the Foundation of the Federal Bar Association helped the Idaho Chapter establish this clinic; funds were used to purchase a scanner and computers. $5,000 granted in February 2013.

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