As the weather warms and spring break beckons, young lawyers can begin to take a step back and look at the many events that affiliates organized this winter. Young lawyers around the nation continue to make a difference while learning, giving, and having fun.
Helping Children and Those Less Fortunate During the Holidays
On December 9, 2011, the Monmouth Bar Association (New Jersey) hosted its annual Holiday Party for underprivileged children. This year, approximately 225 children came to the courthouse to visit with Santa, receive a gift, and enjoy some much needed holiday cheer.
On December 5, 2011, the Philadelphia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (Pennsylvania) held its annual “Holiday Party and Gift Drive” at Smokin’ Betty’s. Young lawyers not only enjoyed drinks and Smokin’ Betty’s famous BBQ sliders but also brought new unwrapped gifts for children of all ages. The toys, which included basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, stuffed animals, games, arts and crafts kits, umbrellas, hats, gloves, scarves, and books, went to People’s Emergency Center and the Support Center for Child Advocates.
On December 5, 2011, the Clearwater Bar Foundation (Florida) held its 23rd Annual Holiday Party at Countryside Country Club. The holiday party included activities to entertain the little kids, as well as an adults-only no kid zone, which included a Martini & Cigar Bar to entertain the big kids. Santa dropped by to visit the kids and a photographer was on hand to capture the moment with each child. To help bring joy to local families in need, guests brought new, unwrapped toys that were distributed in time for the holidays.
On December 14, 2011, the New York State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section held its “Tenth District Annual Holiday Event” at Eleanor Rigby’s in Mineola. All attendees brought a new unwrapped toy that was donated to the local chapter of Toys-for-Tots. The event was a great opportunity to meet attorneys in the area and learn more about the Young Lawyers Section.