In the wake of the horrific earthquake that struck Haiti, I wondered whether anyone in the legal community was organizing any relief or fundraising efforts of their own. Last night, I put out a call on Twitter for leads on Haiti relief efforts being organized by law firms or legal groups. I've also searched blogs and the Web. So far, I have not found much, but I am sure there is far more going on and I encourage readers to post any leads they have in the comments below.
One notable measure is the decision by Paul Hastings to donate a generous $100,000 to earthquake relief. As reported by Above the Law, the firm circulated a memo yesterday saying it had made the donation to the earthquake response efforts of Doctors Without Borders. "We chose this organization because its global scope and effectiveness will deliver to the victims in Haiti the immediate assistance they need by providing health care where the local medical infrastructure has been devastated," the memo said. The firm encouraged its staff to make donations of their own.
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