Legendary Attorney Richard ‘Racehorse’ Haynes Presents Marines with Toys for Tots Donation on Behalf of Paralegals Nationwide

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Legendary attorney Richard ‘Racehorse’ Haynes will present members of the USMC Toys for Tots Foundation with a donation on behalf of paralegals nationwide. Funds will be raised through on-line portal LitBureau.com where buyers of litigation services are matched with service providers nationwide. The fundraiser will culminate on December 13th in Houston Texas at the monthly luncheon of LitBureau affiliate The Houston Metro Paralegal Association. In support, LitBureau has reduced the provider’s transaction fee to $1.00 per bid invitation or order received.

The Litigation Support Bureau today announces its first annual on-line Toys for Tots fundraiser. LitBureau.com is waiving normal transaction fees for the remainder of 2005 as litigation service providers agree to pay $1.00 for each bid invitation or order received through the LitBureau portal. Fees are being donated to the USMC Toys for Tots Foundation on behalf of the paralegal profession nationwide. Paralegals everywhere can use the procurement system at no charge and 100% of the fees generated by December 10th will be donated.

LitBureau’s “Charter Affiliate”, The Houston Metro Paralegal Association (HMPA) is holding its monthly luncheon on December 13, 2005 at the Houston Center located in downtown Houston, Texas. LitBureau will sponsor this event as honored guest and past Marine ‘Racehorse’ Haynes presents officers of the Marine Corps with a Toys for Tots donation on behalf of all paralegals.

“A couple of years ago, at a Toy for Tots event I was privileged to be seated at a table with ‘Racehorse’ Haynes. His passion about the Marines, Toys for Tots and his charming stories made the event unforgettable. Mr. Haynes is one of the most intriguing people I have ever met. Expect this year’s event to be a major success and lots of fun,” says Patricia Griggs-Ellis of Fulbright & Jaworski / HMPA board.

LitBureau (http://www.litbureau.com) is a portal for litigation professionals with free Internet-based tools to help legal professionals locate, procure and manage the outsourcing of litigation services on-line. Industry providers can join LitBureau at no charge and be introduced to buyers seeking their services. Providers normally pay a small transaction fee based on the value of each project received through the system. LitBureau donates a portion of the transaction fee to the buyer's choice of non profit groups registered in the LitBureau Affiliates Program.

“LitBureau Affiliates are charities and professional organizations that are near and dear to our users. During the holiday season we are suggesting that Toys for Tots be the 'project benefactor' but, that is really the user’s choice,” Tony Alaniz president and CEO of Litbureau.com

Mr. Alaniz continues, “All of our affiliates are good causes and we hope each of them receive benefit through LitBureau. As a whole, the paralegal profession procures thousands of projects daily and there is tremendous power in that. Our affiliate program is designed to help paralegals harness that collective power and turn it into good work as they see fit.”

To make a donation directly to Toys for Tots please visit http://www.toysfortots.org/home/donate.html

More about Toys for Tots:

Toys for Tots was founded in 1947 by Major Bill Hendricks in Las Angeles to collect toys for the poor and make the Christmas wishes of many deserving children come true. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a shiny new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to needy youngsters that will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders. 2005 marks the 57th consecutive year in which Toys for Tots looks after needy children at Christmas. Last year the Marines set an all time record by distributing more than 19 million toys to 7.5 million needy children valued at over 40 million dollars. This year in addition to Toys for Tots the marines will devote a significant effort to looking after children who are victims of Hurricane Katrina as well as any victims that Hurricane Rita may leave in her wake. The Foundation pursues a range of fund raising projects each year. Projects include national corporate sponsors, a direct mail campaign, the Combined Federal Campaign, special events such as golf tournaments; and special projects such as affinity cards and internet donations. The Foundation asks individual Americans and corporations to check our website and their mailboxes for our appeals for support throughout November and December.


More about HMPA:

The Houston Metropolitan Paralegal Association is the largest paralegal association in the State of Texas and is in the top five of the largest metropolitan paralegal associations in the United States with more than 700 members. HMPA is a nonprofit, non partisan, non bargaining association, organized in 1978 to promote the professional advancement of paralegals in the Houston area. Today HMPA continues to strive for excellence in the profession through the implementation of a minimum education standards and the creation of the Professional Houston Paralegal (PHP) designation. Although HMPA is not a regulatory board, its goal to remain on the forefront of the regulation, certification and licensure issues facing the profession at the approach of a new century. http://hmpa-hlaa.com

More about LitBureau.com:

The Litigation Support Bureau is a litigation services portal where buyers search, procure and manage multiple projects with multiple providers from a single private homepage on-line. Qualified service providers receive complimentary listing in a topical search engine and may register at no charge to become available in our procurement tools. Service providers incur a small transaction fee on projects received through the procurement tools. A portion of the fee is donated to non profit groups registered as LitBureau affiliates. Buyers of Litigation services save time and get more done while helping a good cause. The Litigations Support Bureau’s home page is http://www.litbureau.com.

Public Relations Contact:

Tony Alaniz

President and CEO

The Litigation Support Bureau™

6900 Westcliff, Suite 801

Las Vegas, NV 89145

(702)948-9658 Ext.101


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