To get into the spirit of giving this holiday season, why not give back to the Tenth Circuit by making a charitable contribution to the Historical Society of the Tenth Judicial Circuit?
As we all know, the lawyers and judges of the Tenth Circuit have a rich history. Becoming a member or making a small contribution to the society can help to preserve and promote the legal community and public's understanding of the role of the circuit.
Tenth Circuit's Historical Society
The goal of the Society is to promote awareness of federal courts in the Tenth Circuit, their function, and history by:
- Assisting in the preservation of items of historical significance, including the Byron White Collection;
- Assisting in the collection of materials related to court history;
- Presenting programs at state bar association meetings;
- Sponsoring programs and lectures in the courthouse;
- Delivering presentations at local schools;
- Planning sessions at the biennial Tenth Circuit Judicial Conference;
- Supporting publication of articles about the development of federal courts, including histories of specific events or cases as well as biographies or oral histories of judges and distinguished lawyers; and
- Developing permanent or traveling exhibits.
The best part about this gift is that you're celebrating the history of the Tenth Circuit -- affordably! The breakdown of annual membership fees is as follows:
- Judges (Active and Senior) and attorneys practicing more than five years: $50
- Attorneys (retired or practicing less than 5 years) and retired Judges: $25
- Court and law office personnel, and members of faculties: $15
- Students and others interested in the legal profession: $10
The Society is a tax exempt, not-for-profit charitable and educational organization, qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and incorporated in Colorado. Operations are financed by memberships in the Society and by contributions from the public.
All society directors and officers serve without compensation. And for lawyers looking to maximize their tax deductions before year's end, keep in mind that all contributions, including membership dues, are tax deductible.
- Historical Society Presents Reenactment of Francisco Duran Case (FindLaw's D.C. Circuit Blog)
- This is Happening: Law School Musical April 12-14 in Boulder (FindLaw's U.S. Tenth Circuit Blog)
- Ninth Circuit Courthouse Named National Historic Landmark (FindLaw's U.S. Ninth Circuit Blog)