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JCUP Fundraising Campaign Nears Completion

Efforts to raise money for JCUP are winding down. The project has secured more than $689,000 in pledges from various donors. View project and donor details here!

Approximately 85 percent of the project's fundraising goal has been met, thanks to local lawyers and law firms. According to Judge A. C. McKay Chauvin, this total includes $35,000 from the Jefferson County Public Law Library, the largest single financial commitment in the campaign.

Discussions began more than two years ago about how to bring jury trials in Jefferson Circuit Court into the digital age. A group of attorneys convened by Judge Chauvin recommended technological upgrades for each courtroom including ceiling-mounted projectors, dual projection screens, a document camera, CD/DVD player and touch-screen monitors with telestrator capabilities at both counsel tables and the witness stand.

JCUP was then formed as a nonprofit organization and a fundraising committee, headed by attorney Patrick W. Michael, began soliciting funds in the spring of this year to purchase the equipment. Enough money had been raised by summertime to equip Judge Chauvin’s courtroom as a prototype. In July, a series of programs were held to demonstrate the new system’s capabilities and stimulate additional financial support for the project’s expansion to other circuit courtrooms. A final fundraising push in the fall brought JCUP within sight of its goal.

JCUP’s fundraising success is a testament to the strength of the local trial bar and its resolve that all parties, regardless of their resources, have access to the most up-to-date communication methods when trying cases in Jefferson Circuit Court.

JCUP Partners & Contributors

$35,000 Jefferson County Public Law Library

$30,000 Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger * Bingham Greenebaum Doll * Franklin Law Group * Frost Brown Todd * Ken Sales * Stites & Harbison * Stoll Keenon Ogden * Wyatt Tarrant & Combs *

$25,000 Dinsmore & Shohl *

$15,000 Ackerson & Yann Boehl Stopher & Graves * Dolt Thompson Shepherd & Kinney Goldberg Simpson Lynch Cox Gilman & Goodman McMasters Keith * Middleton Reutlinger * O’Bryan Brown & Toner * Phillips Parker Orberson & Arnett * Seiller Waterman Schiller Osbourn Barnes & Maloney * Thompson Miller & Simpson *

$10,000 Louisville Bar Foundation Joe Satterly

$9,000 Siebert & Johnson *

$7,500 Paul A. Casi II Darby & Gazak * Oldfather Law Firm Reed Weitkamp Schell & Vice * Tachau Meek* Whonsetler & Johnson *

$6,000 Aguiar Law Office * Bubalo Rotman Landrum & Shouse * Lloyd & McDaniel Morgan & Pottinger Sitlinger McGlincy & Theiler *

$5,000 Kentucky Justice Association

$4,500 Grossman & Moore

$3,000 Bolus Law Offices Conliffe Sandman & Sullivan Keith Kamenish Kentuckiana Court Reporters David Lambertus Miller & Falkner Miller Wells Brett Oppenheimer Hans G. Poppe Jr. Reed Wicker * Smith & Hoskins Tilford Dobbins Alexander Valenti Hanley & Robinson Weber & Rose Weiss & Cobb

$2,500 Cox & Mazzoli Reminger

$2,400 Fore Miller & Schwartz

$1,500 Atkins & Atkins Thomas E. Clay Rob Eggert Faulkner Kaelin Law Office Wes Faulkner Gwin Steinmetz & Baird Mark G. Hall Hummel Coan Miller Sage & Rose Kaufman Stigger & Hughes Priddy Cutler Miller & Meade Schafer Law Office J. Andrew White & Associates Zielke Law Firm Zoppoth Law Firm

$1,200 William R. Kenealy

$1,000 Coulter Court Reporting Dathorne & Butler Dilbeck Myers & Harris Chadwick N. Gardner Hughes & Coleman Sewell O’Brien & Neal Dave Scott Aubrey Williams Wilt & Associates

$500 Chuppe Soergel Abell & Arnold Brendan McLeod Travis & Herbert Erwin Roberts

$350 Justin C. Brown

$333.33 Matthew J. Farra

$300 Sam Carl Judge William L. Knopf Lohman Law Office Melanie Schneider John Frith Stewart

* Denotes Leadership Partners

The LBA’s Litigation and Young Lawyers Sections teamed up with the Legal Committee of the Young Professionals Association of Louisville to hold a fundraiser for JCUP on November 5. Bistro 301 provided food and Jefferson Audio Video Systems, which is installing new technology in the courtrooms of Jefferson Circuit Court, donated a mini iPad that was raffled at the event. More than $2,000 was raised thanks to the generosity of the following contributors: Sean Deskins, Justin Key, Nicole Maddox, Ashley Michael, Katherine Dozier, Tom Goodwin, Peter Wayne, Rebecca Weis, Amy Wheeler, Allison Minton and Daniel Mudd.

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