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Giving Justice A Helping Hand In

Texas: The Texas Bar Foundation
                                                                 by Louise B Raggio

                    Slrrtrodu t.: is is a
                    story told by Ben K.
                    Greer, lhe author o1
                    Village HIorse Doctor

               niarvclous lexas books,
                       a illas attr 1 cy,
                    Bob Wilsont who used
                    to own and operate The
                    Wilson Bookshop on
        .1)11  Ho1 ~ Routh  Sireet. Thle
fowig s Bei Gie     speakin, as recalled and
written by Bob Wilson.
  One hut mor inrg somie years ago, I was dr iv-
ing west iin my oAld pickup tro ck along one of
thl  llt slrigh desrt roas nsothe   Ne
Mexico. I'd been driviirg ahout an hour, I guess,
an   I the last cup of cofee Id had for breakfast

began to hii me
  Theire was almaost no traffic on the road, so
I polled over to the shoulder and stopped and
got out tc relieve myselt l 'answer a call of
nature, 1 believe is the polite term.
  Just as I started to gt back into the pickup,
I hea rd a notsce tat iouded like ai loid groan.
Now d dnt c a im o hbe the bravest itar in the
worId, and fiat sounid was prett scary ou there
  ithe lonely desert I looked aiourid tsee
where tmight have comne tron.
  T he groar caine again, and this time I traced
it to somnething thiat lookcd like a grat, big,
black tanale, lying o t the ground under a giaint
cactus plant. I walked 01p to it, pietty slow. It
turiicd out to be an Iniait wra'~pped in a dirty
blanke.t, bu rning up with fever, and calling on
ris gods obr help. Now I d amin suie wasri t oine
of hi s gods, hot I was a hiuntai being of sorts,
ad taybe Ircoulhelp ain
  Anivway, I loaded hint, blanket and all 11110
the back cud o0 my old p ckup-. they were t oo
ditry o put ii fornt-and drove on down the
  IThe next litt c towr we came to, I looked out
  lI r adoecor so ofce, adw chnf saw onelIpolled
  ntothe c.urb arid parked.
  )'c:    s sad, 'I 1und this ndiat oot in the
  deset IDo whtat you crri for him I expect to
  be back throgh erc in a wecek ot sO and I'll
  take carc of whatexer yo r ch arges are.' So I
  eft the rrnd i at the cltnic arid drove ot west.
                       (( onlud   fi p141 !O

  Founded in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation
has dedicated ts efforts to the promotion   the
ends of justie. It has surpassed fv te most
optimistc Ixpctations of its founders. During
the last twenty years, the Foundation has sought
to improve the legal system and the administra-
tion of ustice through the financial support of
educational and charitable activities. These in-
clude the sponsorship and encouragement of
legal rse rch, pub lications atid forums (lealing
with issues of widespread interest to the public
and to the Bar Through the generosity of the
Fellows A the Texas Bar Foundation, finarcial
soppot has been aaiable to create an at
moswphere fren w hic~h ideas spring far'h lead ig
to innovative solutions to c.oncernis of the legal
C( :mnur *ty 4*ld puhhi  iX*
  d eo                          Jdat ce a i
the State Bar of 'Texas by furding projecs or-
rnally supported by the. Bar. but obr which ad-
ditional funds are needed. In addition, the Foun
dation responds t needs of the public-at-a e
through support to norprofit otganizations.
governmental agences and educational ins itu-

tions whose aetivfities and goals are compatible
with the purpose of the oumndation. In the past
twenty years, the Foundation has funded a wide
rarge of ecative service-oriented progiams.
Sinice 1965, over eighty-one grants have been
awarded totalling $747,700. Sonic of the recip
tents include.
   State Bar of exas, 'Texas Young Lawyers
   Association° Law Focused E ducation,
   lxas Center for the Judiciary, Texas Col-
   lege for New Judges, Dispute Mediatiott
   Serv ice 01 D~allas, Inc , Neighborhood
   Justice, Inc., Houston Bar Association,
   7exas High    School Mock     Trial
   1n addition to fund ng these activitics, the
   IL:×+[a I' u&t . , ..   mad  ,a mimnt
Io addres issues of concernto th lega com-n
   munity aI ch pub ic. Because of its InOtt
 politi~al, nonrpartisa nt aturc, the Fountdatioills
 un auique p ositron to locus on ciical topics.
 Bys doing, the Foondatior continoes to futlfill
 is charge to irtprove the legal systen and ad-
                       ( oitfOzued on page 5)

Rejoicing to above from Belo (Christmas Party photos page 12)

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