Outreach activities extend the mission of the American Inns of Court by providing exposure to the broader community and offering opportunities for Inn members to represent the ideals of the American Inns of Court. Over the years our Inn has continuously participated in multiple service projects, including providing our aluminum can tabs to Shriners Hospital for Children®, donating Department of Corrections suitable books for inmates via the member-run project Books for Prisoners, donating supplies and mentoring hours to Lockhart Elementary School, gathering books to donate for Edison Elementary book drive, and contributing monetary donations to Feeding Tampa Bay.




Edison Elementary School Book Drive:

In honor of Black History Month and the African American Read-In initiative, The Greater Tampa Jack and Jill Associates Group held their Day of Service Community Service Project in partnership with three local Inns of Court: Bruce R. Jacob-Chris W. Altenbernd Criminal Appellate American Inn of Court, The C. H. Ferguson M. E. White American Inn of Court, and The Stann Givens Family Law American Inn of Court. This turned into a major collaborative effort that benefited Edison Elementary School students and families.

The three Inns combined far exceeded our goal of 100 books and donated a whopping 584 books to Edison Elementary! And, combined with the efforts of The Greater Tampa Jack and Jill Association, we collected close to 700(!!!) books. That means we were able to donate two books for each student and gift a full set of books for the school's media center.





Feeding Tampa Bay

Because the pandemic prohibited us from completing any in-person outreach, our Inn donated money to Feeding Tampa Bay for our 2019-2020 Outreach project.





Books for Prisoners

For this outreach program we collected and donated Department of Corrections suitable books to inmates.




Bankers Box Challenge

As hosts of the 2018 Justice Games, the Bruce-Jacob Inn collected a "Bankers Box" from every local Inn to donate to Lockhart Elementary School. Each box contained school supplies, a one-page essay on why a member of that Inn chose to work in the legal field and why he or she loves the work, and anything else the Inn wanted to share with the children.