Shamberg Project Grant Recipients

2013 Grant Recipients

 

The YWCA-Wichita

In 2013, the YWCA Wichita Women’s Crisis Center received a Shamberg Project Grant from the Legacy of Justice Foundation for the purpose of developing and producing an informational card as a handout for the YWCA Wichita’s Court Advocate providing useful tips and resources for those seeking protective orders.
With support from the Legacy of Justice Foundation, the YWCA Wichita Women’s Crisis Center will be developing and printing handouts for use by the YWCA Wichita’s Court Advocate in meeting with plaintiffs during Protection from Abuse and Protection for Stalking dockets within the Sedgwick County Court system. The card will contain useful tips and resources for those seeking protective orders and information on what to expect during the court process, availability of support and advocacy services through the YWCA Wichita and other community organizations, and information on obtaining referrals for legal assistance and services to meet basic needs.
The Mission of the YWCA Wichita states “to eliminate domestic violence in our community, we support survivors through shelter, education, and advocacy.” The YWCA Wichita’s Shamberg Project Grant funds will lead to increased awareness and connection to critical resources for victims of domestic violence and stalking who are entering the local court system seeking protection.

 

The Kansas Coalition for Sexual and Domestic Violence

In 2013, the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence (KCSDV) received a Shamberg Project Grant from the Legacy of Justice Foundation for the purpose of revising and updating its previously published booklet “Know Your Rights” for sexual assault survivors in Kansas.
With support from the Legacy of Justice Foundation, the KCSDV “Know Your Rights” publication is being updated for victims of sexual assault and those assisting them. Prior to this booklet, there was no publication in Kansas that explained legal rights to sexual assault victims. The booklet is an essential tool for helping survivors and professionals assisting them in understanding their legal rights.
The Purpose of KCSDV is the prevention and elimination of sexual and domestic violence through a statewide network of programs providing support and safety for all victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking, with primary focus on women and their children; direct services; public awareness and education; advocacy for victims; comprehensive prevention; and, social change efforts.  The Shamberg Project Grant funds will assist sexual assault survivors with knowledge and understanding of their rights under Kansas law, allowing for informed decisions on the proceedings in the aftermath of an assault.

 

The Pound Civil Justice Institute

In 2013, the Pound Civil Justice Institute received a Shamberg Project Grant from the Legacy of Justice Foundation for the purpose of supporting its Forum for State Appellate Court Judges, which allows the legal community to learn what concerns state judges and provides a channel for lawyers to present to judges the concerns of litigants on critical issues affecting citizens’ access to justice.
The Forum has brought together state Supreme Court justices and intermediate appellate court judges, legal scholars and practitioners who represent both plaintiffs and defendants. It provides an intellectual bridge among the three groups and plays a major role in fostering positive dialog with the judiciary.
With support from the Legacy of Justice Foundation, the Pound Civil Justice Institute will continue to provide a stellar program for educating members of the judiciary. The Pound Civil Justice Institute is a national legal “think tank” created by pioneering members of the trial bar and dedicated to ensuring access to justice for ordinary citizens. Through its activities, the Institute works to give lawyers, judges, legal educators and the public a balanced view of the issues affecting the U.S. civil justice system.

 

Kansas Legal Services

In 2013, Kansas Legal Services received a Shamberg Project Grant to develop an outreach and informational promotion to retired and inactive attorneys in Kansas to encourage pro bono program participation.
With support from the Legacy of Justice Foundation, KLS will be able to reach out and hopefully engage with the retired and inactive attorneys in Kansas to conduct legal work on behalf of low income or older persons in their respective communities.
The mission of KLS is “to provide equal access to justice for persons not able to pay for legal services. KLS has progressively focused its advocacy efforts on special needs groups such as victims of domestic violence, children, the homeless, the elderly, farmers and individuals with disabling conditions.”

 

Center for Justice & Democracy

In 2013, the Center for Justice & Democracy received a Shamberg Project Grant to assist with operational funding. The work products of the CJ&D are an invaluable resource and strengthen KsAJ’s public affairs and public policy efforts.
With support from the Legacy of Justice Foundation, the Center for Justice & Democracy will continue its work to protect individual rights through the civil justice system and serve as a resource to national legal entities like the American Association for Justice and state-level trial lawyer associations.
The Center for Justice & Democracy was founded in 1998 at New York Law School by Joanne Doroshow, a nationally-recognized expert, communicator and advocate in the field of civil justice. The CJ&D conducts research in collaboration with the law school and legal professors across the country. Its research has been extremely beneficial to KsAJ members, staff and lobbyists in strengthening the association’s legislative advocacy and public affairs efforts. 

 

The National Association of Trial Lawyers Executives and the Justice Resource Center

In 2013, the National Association of Trial Lawyer Executives and its Justice Resource Center received Shamberg Project Grants to provide each entity operational support in the coming year.
NATLE provides robust networking and educational opportunities to the staff members of state-level and large metropolitan trial-lawyer associations in the U.S. and Canada.  Under the auspices of NATLE and the American Association for Justice, the JRC works to collate and evaluate information on legislative issues at the state level which serve to limit justice for citizens. This sharing of information – including potential threats and successful strategies – has come to be highly valued by all state-level TLAs.
With support from the Legacy of Justice Foundation, NATLE and the JRC can continue their fervent work to protect the civil justice system “by providing members with critical resources needed to ensure their success. These resources enhance the overall performance of state and provincial trial lawyer associations by providing members – chief executive officers and their key staff—with the latest in association management skills while focusing on the important issues facing all trial lawyer associations.”  

 

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Page Updated: July 31, 2013.

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