CASA Speaks for Polly

The YLD -- in conjunction with local bar young lawyer groups across the state -- provides CASA agencies in the state with coloring books that explain the role of CASA and the courts in language that children can understand. The CASA Speaks for Polly book, the brainchild of CASA volunteer Daniel Rowland of Johnson City, tells the story of Cassie Bear, a CASA advocate that helps Polly the Possum through a scary time. Since the program began in 2011, young lawyer groups in the state have provided 12,000 coloring books and 5,000 crayon packets to Tennessee children. Groups contributing to the effort include the Chattanooga Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Jackson Madison Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Knoxville Bar Association Barristers, Memphis Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, LexisNexis, LexisNexis Cares, Ruby Tuesday and the law firm of Lewis, King, Kreig & Waldrop PC. Download a copy of the coloring book.