The FBA’s SOLACE initiative is open to all FBA members and those related to them within the legal community – judges, lawyers, court personnel, paralegals, legal secretaries and their families – not just lawyers. If you would like to submit a SOLACE request for help, please click the box below, “Post to this discussion.” No request is too big or too small.
The FBA SOLACE initiative is directed at the national level by the FBA National SOLACE Committee. All SOLACE requests are handled as discreetly as possible. In normal circumstances, the only parties who will know the identity of a person requesting help are the SOLACE coordinators and the individuals offering help. Likewise, if you are offering to help meet a request, the only parties who will know your identity are the SOLACE coordinators and the individual seeking help.
This program provides a way for the FBA legal community to reach out in small, but meaningful and compassionate ways, to FBA members and those related to them in the legal community who experience a death, or some catastrophic event, illness, sickness, injury, or other personal crisis. Examples of past requests and responsive help include securing a medical evacuation airlift from a foreign country, donating furniture to a solo practitioner whose office was consumed by a fire, and contributing frequent flyer miles or hotel points for families who cannot afford the travel costs associated with medical treatment. SOLACE does NOT, however, handle requests for money. For more information on the initiative’s good work, please click here.