September 11, 2001, affected our country and all of us deeply. In 2001, the American Association for Justice organized a program to provide free legal help for 9/11 survivors. The program was called Trial Lawyers Care.
More than 1,100 lawyers donated their time and service to help 9/11 survivors apply for help from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Lawyers provided a combined total of more than 100 years of service on these cases. No lawyer took a fee for this work. The main objective was to give back to a community that was suffering.
On the 15th anniversary of 9/11 the American Association for Justice will once again call on members to volunteer—this time to save lives, by speaking with teens about how they can prevent distracted driving-related deaths.
In their law practices, trial attorneys see how distracted driving kills and injures a disproportionate number of teens. Motivated to save teen lives and reduce distracted driving, hundreds of lawyers have already reached nearly 300,000 teens across North America by giving End Distracted Driving (EndDD.org) presentations to school and community groups.
But we can do more. Saving lives by promoting accountability and safety is a mission that trial lawyers embrace every day. With AAJ and EndDD working together, making school presentations in September, we can promote additional conversation in the community that can make a difference.
To sign up as a 15th anniversary volunteer, please visit http://www.enddd.org/AAJ.