Attorney Elaine Whitfield Sharp has been elected as a trustee of the Civil Justice Foundation. The CJF provided some of the early sponsorship for documentary film maker Susan Saladoff who made “Hot Coffee,” the movie.
The Civil Justice Foundation is a national charitable organization dedicated to safeguarding justice for all Americans by strengthening the alliance between trial attorneys and consumer advocacy groups. The Foundation was founded in 1986 by members of the American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA) and a group of consumer advocates who believed that all Americans – particularly working families, individual workers, and consumers – deserve unobstructed access to the civil justice system.
It is the only national foundation devoted solely to protecting the individual rights, health, and well-being of the injured – providing small but significant grants to the tireless organizations fighting for injury prevention and justice preservation across the country. Since its inception, CJF has awarded over $1.4 million to 112 consumer advocacy organizations throughout North America. By providing a voice to the voiceless, these pioneering groups seek to preserve the constitutional rights afforded to all Americans by the civil justice system.
To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $1,000,000 to more than 100 organizations.