LAST CHANCE TO GET ON BOARD!
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS MONDAY, DECEMBER 21
Make a Difference in The Mississippi Gulf Coast Region… Join SALT and the Poverty
Law Teachers for a half day of sharing in the Lower 9th Ward…. On Thursday, January 7, 2010,
we are joining with activists and service providers in the area to engage in a few hours of gentle
labor, communal eating, and some lively discussion about how law schools can help meet the
continuing needs for assistance in the Gulf Coast region.
The day begins at 8:45 A.M. when a bus will pick up participants outside the Annual Meeting Hotel
site, the New Orleans Hilton. The bus will take us to the Lower Ninth Ward Center for Sustainable
Engagement and Development, where our volunteer service will take place. Although the exact
work to be performed can’t be pinpointed yet, our hosts are likely to seek our assistance with light
labor such as painting, weeding, cleaning, or light carpentry. (All ability levels are welcome and can
be accommodated.) At 11:30, we will convene for lunch, to be supplied by our hosts, and to hear
a panel presentation about disaster-related legal services being provided in the Greater New Orleans
area. The lunchtime session will include a brainstorming session focusing on how law schools outside
of New Orleans can be part of these efforts. Participants will be returned by bus to the Hilton at
Space is limited, and advance registration is required. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS
9:00 PM Eastern Time on MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2009. To register, go to the SALT
website at saltlaw.org; click on the Event Calendar (left hand column). There you will see
an announcement of the event. At the bottom of the description, you will see a notation: “read
more.” If you click on that, you will find in the body of the text a link to the registration. The cost
for the event is $60.00, which covers bus transportation to and from the hotel, lunch, and
a tax deductable contribution to the host service providers. For more information, contact
Nancy Cook at [email protected].