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Evansville attorneys donate items and funds to charities

Members of the Evansville Bar Association have been getting into the spirit of giving, according to Executive Director Susan Vollmer.

In October, the association hosted the second annual trivia night, a fundraiser to support the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwestern Indiana and the Evansville Legal Aid Society. Twenty teams of eight participated in the three-hour competition, raising more than $5,500. Last year, the event garnered $4,700.

Between rounds of trivia questions, the teams played games like trying to use a spoon to shoot marshmallows into each other’s mouths.

The winners of the 2013 trivia night were a hodgepodge of solo and small practitioners from Evansville. The members of the championship team were: Marcy Groves, Chad Groves, Matt Lutz, Julie Fox, Erin Berger, Lee Veazey, John Brinson and Neil Chapman.

Also, the women’s section of the bar association has been collecting donated items to create kits that will be given to victims of sexual assaults. The bags include a change of clothes and toiletry items such as toothpaste, a toothbrush, lotion and a comb.

The female attorneys assembled 100 kits in early December and then donated them to the local domestic violence shelter, the Albion Fellows Bacon Center. In addition, the lawyers made a monetary contribution to the shelter.•
 

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  5. Here's an idea...how about we MORE heavily regulate the law schools to reduce the surplus of graduates, driving starting salaries up for those new grads, so that we can all pay our insane amount of student loans off in a reasonable amount of time and then be able to afford to do pro bono & low-fee work? I've got friends in other industries, radiology for example, and their schools accept a very limited number of students so there will never be a glut of new grads and everyone's pay stays high. For example, my radiologist friend's school accepted just six new students per year.

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