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The Other Bar

While The Other Bar has been in existence since the early 1970s, The Other Bar, Inc was created in 1978 as a California non-profit corporation for the purpose of better organizing the efforts of the statewide organization. Among its many functions, The Other Bar, Inc. funds expenses associated with the Other Bar Consultants, the confidential telephone hotline, operation of the website, The Other Bar Directory, Confidential The Other Bar brochure, video MCLE courses and other educational materials. Donations can be made to the General Fund, the Edwin Train Caldwell Shot of Sobriety, loans for treatment, the William Beard Memorial Beard Memorial Fund, or scholarships to Other Bar events. (Tax payer ID No. 77-0673009)

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One Billable Hour

Isn’t this something that you would like to be a part of? Please donate one billable hour to The Other bar today. It could be the most important donation that you’ll ever make. Mail in your donation using the enclosed reply card or donate here online.

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caldwellThe Edwin Train Caldwell Shot of Sobriety

The Edwin Caldwell Shot of Sobriety is a program that advances funds to lawyers, judges, and law students in need of treatment for chemical dependency. Originally named Shot of Sobriety, the program was renamed in 2008 in honor of Ed Caldwell. Ed is one of the original founders of The Other Bar, and he has served for years on its Board of Directors. This program is one of the most important programs of the The Other Bar. It began as Ed's pet project and was often funded out of his own pocket. Currently an average of five to eight individuals are referred to the program per year. (Tax payer ID No. is 77-0673009)

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William Beard Memorial Fund

Judge William "Bill" Beard was a founder of The Other Bar in Southern California in the early 1970's, and was instrumental in helping it grow into a statewide organization of recovering lawyers and judges. He personally helped countless individuals in recovery. Donations to this fund are used to provide scholarships in his name to attorneys and law students in need of financia; assistance to attened to The Other Bar annual Men's and Women's retreats, as well as the annual Spring Networking. (Tax payer ID No. is 77-0673009) Click here to read more about Judge Beard. 

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