Thursday, September 2, 2010

Foundation Summer Newsletter

2010 Awards Luncheon Honors Many Arizona Heroes

At the State Bar’s annual convention, the Foundation honored many of its awardees at the Thursday lunch. ASU professor Robert Bartels received the Walter E. Craig Distinguished Attorney award. He is considered by many former students and colleagues to be one of the best law professors in the state and has mentored thousands of young attorneys, promoting public service to each one.

Mark Santana awardees Judge Susan Shetter and Jan Wezelman were honored for their years of service to the Mock Trial program. David Sanderson was named William E. Morris Pro Bono Service Attorne posthumously.

Dave was known for having a huge heart and a kind demeanor which provided many pro bono clients with excellent and compassionate representation.

Elvera Anselmo was also awarded posthumously as the 2010 Foundation for Justice awardee. Ms. Anselmo spent her entire life fighting for economic and social justice for vulnerable persons.

To read more about these amazing individuals visit the web at:

Modest Means Project Going Strong!

The Modest Means Project is alive and kicking as it successfully approaches its first year mark. May 20-21 the Foundation partnered with the State Bar of Arizona will be celebrating the Modest Means project with the new Foundations of Justice CLE series.

2011 National Mock Trial Competition comes to Phoenix!

It may seem like “a long way off”, but plans need to be implemented now in order to accommodate the May 5-7th, three (3) day event. Included will be an opening evening pin exchange, two days of competing rounds and a closing awards banquet, just to name a few.
There are a variety of ways for you to “Calendar Yourself In… Donate Yourself”. Designated financial donations/sponsorships are needed and can be spread over the next year and volunteers will be needed to serve on planning committees and/or the days of the event, including judges for the trials.

We look forward to hosting this event and to sharing this extraordinary opportunity to provide an outstanding law-related education program to High School students from around the country and South Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam.

Please contact Susan Nusall at [email protected] or 602-340-7361 to make a designated financial donation or to volunteer.

State Bar of Arizona Honors 50th Anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird

In honor of To Kill a Mockingbird’s 50th Anniversary, the State Bar of Arizona will be showing the film on October 14th at Pollack Theaters in Tempe. The event is a $10 suggested donation and all proceeds will go to the Foundation.
Doors open at 6 p.m. To reserve a seat call Becky Tigerman at 602-340-7308.

Arizona Students Change the World at Project Citizen State Showcase!

Mesa Academy
On Friday May 7th, students from all across Arizona flexed their public policy muscles at the 2010 Project Citizen State Showcase! The event featured 10 teams of students each focusing on solutions to different problems in communities across Arizona. The tough topics ranged from plastic bag pollution to drug use near schools to childhood obesity.

Law Related Education Academy has Begun its 2010-2011 Academy Year

The Foundation program offers a wide variety of LRE classes throughout the year for teachers and school resource officers.  Each class is aligned to state standards and provides CEU's for teachers.  To see what classes are available visit: