By Julie Andrews, Cohen & Malad LLP
It's the dawning of the season of giving! Many of us are in an adversarial role every day, which can be draining. One way to recharge is to help people that are less fortunate and in need of even basic items.
Most of us know about pro bono services related to representing clients who have limited income or serving as a mediator or court-appointed advocate. Lawyers are now required to donate their talent and time. (You can see the judicial amendment of the Rules of Professional Conduct here.)
Do you need a change of scenery from the courtroom? There are many local opportunities to give back to the community. Below is a short list of organizations to which you can donate your time:
Be a representative at the Naturalization Ceremony
Assist in the IndyBar Homeless Shelter Project
Serve as a mentor for IndyBar's Mentor Connect program
Participate in IndyBar Ask a Lawyer or work Legal Line
Donate items or time to Gleaners Food Bank
Donate coats for kids to the Salvation Army
Participate in the Mozel Sanders diner delivery
Meals on Wheels
Donate items or time to our four-legged friends at the Indianapolis Humane Society
Ronald McDonald House
Toys for Tots
It's better to give than to receive! Happy Holidays.
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