American Bar Association joins Thomson Reuters in supporting Books For Africa Law & Democracy Initiative

American Bar Association

November 8th, 2023

“The Books for Africa Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative is a truly remarkable and visionary endeavor,” said Donna Gollmer, director of ABA Publishing. “The opportunity to join Thomson Reuters in supporting Books for Africa by providing court systems, bar associations, women’s legal organizations and law schools across Africa with essential law books is a powerful way to support both the Rule of Law and access to justice.”


Thomson Reuters Features Vice President Tom Leighton in their Legal Current Newsletter

Carrie Brooker

Legal Current - Thomson Reuters

November 14th, 2022

Leighton traveled to Ghana recently for the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Conference. During his trip, he was able to visit three organizations that received law libraries through the program: the Ghana Supreme Court, the Ghana Book Trust, and the Ghana Federation of Women Lawyers.


American Bar Association Praises BFA Law Book Program

Laura Lorek

American Bar Association Journal

October 4th, 2022

A law book can change a life. Donations from 117 law libraries to 24 African countries have changed millions of lives and helped to establish the rule of law across the continent, says Lane Ayres, director of the Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative of Books for Africa.


Books For Africa Receives New Shipment of 10 Law & Democracy Libraries from Partner Thomson Reuters

September 27th, 2022

On the occasion of its Georgia warehouse party, Books For Africa received a set of 10 Law & Democracy Libraries from its partner, Thomson Reuters. Executive Director Pat Plonski and Board President Mike Essien were on site to observe the delivery.


Initiative Stocks African Law Libraries

Laura Brown

Minnesota Lawyer

April 25th, 2022

The Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative began as a result of the chance meeting of two neighbors, who just happened to be lawyers, at a neighborhood potluck back in 2008. Lane Ayres is a retired assistant Hennepin County attorney. Tom Pfeifer is an executive at Thomson Reuters.


Gambian Ministry of Justice Receives Thomson Reuters Law Library

April 1st, 2021

In March of 2021 the Gambian Ministry of Justice sent photos and information about the Thomson Reuters reference law library we had sent them. We at Books For Africa were excited to receive this information as it completes a story started 15 months before.