Pledging to Help Providence

Mark Mandell, a Rhode Island trial lawyer and past President of the American Association for Justice, made an inaugural contribution to the Providence Community Relief Fund to support ongoing COVID-19 efforts to help residents. The fund is held at the United Way of Rhode Island.

“We all have a shared responsibility to help each other – it is so important that we do that, especially during tough times,” said Mandell in a press release from the Providence Mayor’s office. “I invite all who are able to join me in helping to provide basic needs to our fellow Rhode Islanders.”

Mandell donated $25,000 and is pledging to match another $25,000 when that amount is also raised by the community.

The funds will be distributed to nonprofits to support a variety of initiatives, such as food assistance and direct financial relief.

Posted on August 18, 2020 at 5:45 pm in Community Outreach, Featured by Admin 2 - RSS 2.0

Operation Transformation

In Detroit, nine AAJ New Lawyers Division members volunteered with Life Remodeled—a non-profit organization devoted to the revitalization of Detroit neighborhoods. Along with lawyers and staff from Detroit-based firm Goodman Acker, they spent the day finishing renovations at the Durfee Innovation Society in May 2018. Tasks included lawn mowing, outdoor landscaping, painting, indoor and classroom cleanup, and moving wheel-barrows into a storage facility. This wonderful project has transformed a former elementary/middle school into a community innovation building focused on entrepreneurship, employment, and education.

The Durfee Innovation Society exists to create substantial and impactful opportunities for Detroit children, families, and single adults, while advancing collaboration among the eight major sectors (art, business, education, faith-based, government, human services, media, and philanthropy) in Detroit and the surrounding suburbs.

Since the renovations, the building has become a hub for existing and new non-profits and businesses to operate, share resources, and achieve a greater collective impact in the surrounding neighborhood, city of Detroit, and beyond. Our NLD members—Tiffany Ellis, Mara Essick, Kevin Tucker, Sidney Mosher, Dave Carney, Leslie Pescia, Kurt Zaner, Katie Hubbard, and Carla Aikens—truly made a lasting impact!


Posted on February 20, 2020 at 2:06 pm in Community Outreach, Featured, General by Admin 2 - RSS 2.0

Helping Hurricane Dorian Survivors

Searcy Denney, AAJ Trial Lawyers Care, and Schroeder Law Office PLLC have set up an Amazon Wishlist of supplies to send to the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. The supplies will be shipped to AAJ member Brenda Fulmer and the attorneys at Searcy Denney who will send them to the Bahamas. Please click here to help those affected by Dorian. Thank you all in advance.

Posted on September 13, 2019 at 10:08 am in Community Outreach, Featured by Admin 2 - RSS 2.0

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