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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Feb 29, 2012

In 2011 and 2012, The YLD -- in conjunction with local bar young lawyer groups across the state -- provided 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, told the story of Cassie Bear, a CASA advocate that helps Polly the Possum through a scary time. During the two years it was in operation, young lawyers 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.