Charter of the Chattanooga Bar Foundation


            The purposes for which this corporation is organized are the establishment and support of any charitable, literary or educational activities, within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, that will promote the advancement or well-being of mankind, either directly or indirectly through its cooperation with public or private agencies having like purposes or objects, including, but not limited to: 

            To promote and improve the study of law and research therein, the diffusion of knowledge thereof, and the continuing education of lawyers. 

            To promote improvements in the administration of justice and the uniformity of judicial proceedings and decisions. 

            To elevate the ethical standards of the bench and bar, and to encourage compliance with these standards. 

            To improve relations between the members of the legal profession, the judiciary and the public. 

            To relieve, aid or assist, as charitable acts, deserving lawyers who shall be ill, incapacitated or superannuated and in need of aid. 

            To create scholarships for worthy applicants based upon moral standards, scholastic achievements, aptitude and need of financial assistance. 

            To advance the science of jurisprudence.

            To provide funds for and promote any charitable undertaking deemed beneficial for the benefit of the community and recognized as exempt from federal taxation under §501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

            To solicit, collect, receive, accumulate, administer and disburse funds and property in such a manner as will, in the sole discretion of the board of directors, most effectively operate to further the charitable, literary, or educational purposes of this corporation,  either directly or by contributions to any organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, with the exception of organizations  testing for public safety. 

            To do any or all of the things herein above set forth and all things usual, necessary or proper in furtherance of or incidental to said purposes.