The NITA Foundation is fortunate to have generous support from donors such as The Bachus & Schanker Cares Foundation. Through their gift of $1,700, one named scholarship will be awarded through the NITA Foundation to offer financial assistance to a need-based public service lawyer working for legal aid offices and/or other non-profit organizations, ideally from the Rocky Mountain region, to attend the NITA program “Deposition Skills – Rocky Mountain” scheduled for December 2012 in Boulder, Colorado.
Based in Denver, Colorado, The Bachus & Schanker Cares Foundation was created by J. Kyle Bachus and Darin L. Schanker in January of 2009 to support the partners’ beliefs in giving back to their community. As a personal injury firm that has seen the devastation that an injury or illness can inflict upon an individual or family, the foundation is committed to providing not only monetary donations, but also the contribution of their personal time and the time of their staff to participate in events throughout the year.
The Bachus & Schanker Cares Foundation has contributed over $100,000 to more than 20 organizations in community such as MADD, Dolls for Daughters, Habitat for Humanity, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the NITA Foundation. The Bachus & Schanker Cares Foundation is committed to supporting the community and those affected by life-changing tragedies. The contribution to the NITA Foundation will help to provide public service lawyers with the information and training they need to assist the community that the Bachus & Schanker Cares Foundation supports.
The Bachus & Schanker Cares Foundation is always looking for opportunities to level the playing fields for individuals through their work in the courtroom, as well as through its legislative involvement on the local and national level. The Foundation and firm value public service attorneys and hope to equip them to better serve their clientele. The civil justice system is central to this firm’s practice and its core legal values. Public service attorneys advance the cause of the most vulnerable members of our community and are often their voice when they otherwise may not have one.
Bachus and Schanker Cares Foundation strives to lead its legal peers by example. The foundation’s work in the community has positively impacted its own attorneys and staff, as they see the positive effect of their involvement. During this difficult time of economic recovery, the need for assistance has grown and those affected by life-changing events need the foundation’s support more than ever. Both the Bachus & Schanker Cares Foundation and its partners remain committed to giving back. If your organization would like to apply to receive assistance from the Bachus & Schanker Cares Foundation, the application process is simple. Fill out an application from the law firm’s website, www.ColoradoLaw.net . Return the application with any additional documents to Dawn Line-Rozecki. Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis. For more information about the Bachus & Schanker Cares Foundation please visit www.coloradolaw.net/html/cares-foundation.html
NITA’s team of practicing lawyers, professors and judges from around the nation dedicates its efforts to the training and development of skilled and ethical legal advocates to improve the adversarial justice system.
NITA’s Goals are to: