What is the LEAF Fund?
The Lawyers Emergency Assistance Fund is designed to financially assist lawyers or their families suffering from financial hardship as a result of a catastrophic injury or illness to a lawyer.
Prior to the establishment of the fund in 1990, when the Bar or Bar Foundation was asked to assist lawyers suffering financial hardships as a result of a catastrophic injury or illness they had been unable to respond because no funds were available. The Mississippi Bar and the Mississippi Bar Foundation joined together and established this program to provide financial aid in such cases. The Lawyers Emergency Assistance Fund is funded by direct contributions from members of the Bar.
What You Can Do
Tax deductible contributions can be made to the Foundation and in turn directed by the Foundation to lawyers in need. Gifts from lawyers today can make a difference in the life of a colleague in the future. Donations may be made to the Mississippi Bar Foundation, LEAF Fund, P O Box 2168, Jackson MS 39225-2168