(awarding $350,000 plus income held in trust to NAPIL's fellowship
program, contingent on NAPIL raising an additional $700,000 in the next
From those fifteen schools, NAPIL has burgeoned into a multi-program organization with chapters at 144 of the American Bar Association-approved law schools.
The inspirational madman at NAPIL is David Stern, executive director of the twelve-person staff.
"Through this effort the Foundation can, by providing half of the matching funds required by NAPIL
, fund a full-time legal aid attorney.
The Florida Bar, The Florida Bar Foundation, and Greenberg Traurig are NAPIL
partnering organizations in Florida.
"At a time when attorneys fresh out of law school are making federal judges' wages, NAPIL fellows debunk the myth that all lawyers are in it for the money," said David Stern, NAPIL's executive director.
"NAPIL fellows live the lawyer's professional commitment to service.
Currently the largest sponsor of NAPIL fellowships in the country, the firm's involvement has grown from funding just one fellowship recipient in its first year to its current total of 10.
NAPIL is the country's premiere organization for training and developing the next generation of lawyers to provide legal assistance to low-income and other underserved individuals and communities.
Two years ago, NAPIL
introduced a nationwide challenge grant of $9 million from the Open Society Institute to encourage law firms and corporations across the country to sponsor young lawyers to serve low-income and other disadvantaged people in need of legal assistance.
LAP Grant Program Grant Type 1999 Grant Projected 2000 Awards Grants General Support and $11,490,131 $10,685,543 Special Purpose Children's Legal Services $612,000 $550,000 Summer Fellowships $57,500 $55,000 NAPIL
Fellowships $81,400 $176,000 Pro Bono Director $50,000 $50,000 Goldstein Award $16,500 $0 Matching Grants $60,412 $0 Total $12,367,643 $11,516,543 [*] (*.)Of this amount, $38,311 will come from 1998 carryover funds which are being recovered from several grantees.