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

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.

BFA Board President Mike Essien (left) and Executive Director Patrick Plonski with a Law & Democracy Library in BFA's Georgia Warehouse“Books For Africa is honored to partner with Thomson Reuters to advance the rule of law in Africa. We very much appreciate this additional book donation which will benefit many countries across Africa.” ​said BFA Executive Director Patrick Plonski.

The libraries will be sent to law schools, bar associations, court systems and justice organizations across the continent. They are selected by the initiative’s director, Lane Ayres, and vetted by Thomson Reuters.

The Jack Mason Law & Democracy Initiative was launched at Books For Africa's 20th Anniversary Gala in 2008 and has now sent 117 law libraries to 24 African countries. It was named after Jack Mason, a federal magistrate judge and Books For Africa board member. His late wife, Vivian Mason, was instrumental in establishing and supporting the initiative.

Thomson Reuters partners with BFA to provide 10 reference law libraries each year, plus additional organizational support.

Read this article from the American Bar Association (ABA) Journal to learn more about this ongoing partnership with Thomson Reuters!