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The Fairfax Law Foundation provides educational opportunities to learn about the local judicial system. The Court Tour Program invites students to have a better understanding of their local court system.

The Fairfax Law Foundation, the charitable arm of the Fairfax Bar Association, was established in 1982 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  The primary purposes of the Foundation are to:

  • raise and distribute funds;
  • improve the public's understanding of the justice system through law related education;
  • provide greater access to the justice system through community outreach and pro bono programs.  Although the popular use for the term pro bono limits its meaning to the provision of legal services to the indigent, the literal meaning of these Latin words is "for the public good". The Law Foundation embraces the broader meaning of the term pro bono and considers the support of community outreach projects equally vital to the fulfillment of its mission; and,
  • assist in the improvement of the facilities and collections of the Fairfax Public Law Library.

Through the generosity of its many contributors, the Fairfax Law Foundation has been able to make a real difference in the Northern Virginia region.

The Legal Community Making a Difference

The support from law firms, individual attorneys, families of attorneys and other legal professionals enables the Foundation to successfully sustain service to our community. Through continued donations of volunteer time, financial support, or a combination of both, we will continue to enhance the legal profession in our own neighborhood.

 

Businesses and Corporations Making a Difference

The Fairfax Law Foundation needs the support of area businesses to reach those who ask for our help. Your business can contribute to the Foundation directly or to a special event through sponsorship, or another in-kind donation. For questions about sponsorship packages, contact Courtnie Norris at 703-246-2732 or cnorris@fairfaxbar.org.

 

Supporting the Foundation's Fundraising Campaign

You can contribute to the Foundation several ways - the First Hour Campaign, the Society of Fellows, and the Dues Check-Off Campaign. These are important initiatives that enable the Foundation to continue the many works to the citizen of Fairfax County.

Getting Involved: Volunteers Needed

The Fairfax Law Foundation is seeking several attorney volunteers for the following programs:

 

Model Judiciary Program
The annual Model Judiciary Program, in association with the FBA and the Honorable Judge Stanley P. Klein, needs attorney-mentors to teach Fairfax County high school students how to try a case. Fact patterns and roles for student witnesses are provided. No legal research will be necessary. No trial experience is required - just your insights, your passion, and a little bit of time after school between mid-November and mid-January of 2013. You'll be surprised how rewarding it is to see your student team in action. Win or lose, you and your team will enjoy a terrific civics lesson for all involved. For more information, please contact the Program's Chair coordinator, Yama Shansab, of Walton & Adams, P.C., at yshansab@walton-adams.com.

Devonshire Program

Volunteer attorneys are needed for a one-hour session that is designed to reach out to juveniles who are in trouble with the law. Click here for more information and session dates.


Court Tour Program
Attorney guides are needed to lead students around the courthouse, to interact with court personnel, and to participate in a mock trial. Click here for more details and for court tour dates.

 

 

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