Justice Randy J. Holland, throughout his long and distinguished judicial career, modeled the fundamental legal principles of ethics, fairness, and justice. The Randy J. Holland Family Law Chair Endowment Fund (RJH Endowment Fund) was created to honor Justice Holland’s legacy and to give meaning to his deeply held belief that access to justice must not be dependent on ability to pay. This Endowment Fund secured funding in perpetuity for an attorney at one of the three Combined Campaign for Justice (CCJ) agencies to provide legal services pertaining to family law matters, including domestic violence and abuse and other civil legal problems encountered by indigent families in Delaware. The RJH Endowment Fund has been established at, and is being managed by, the Delaware Community Foundation (DCF).
Randy J. Holland Fellow:
The beneficiary position created by the RJH Endowment Fund will be a two year fellowship that will be known as the Holland Fellow. The Holland Fellow will be employed for 2 years by one of the CCJ agencies: Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI), Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, Inc. (DVLS), or Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, Inc. (LSCD). The Holland fellowship will begin in 2019 and will serve the family law needs of low-income families in Delaware, including victims of domestic violence. By assisting the efforts of these individuals to obtain protective orders, as well as with custody/visitation rights, divorce, and housing and consumer issues, the work of the Holland fellow will help to empower hundreds of people each year, giving them the opportunity to leave their abuser or other unhealthy situations and put them on a path to their own independence and safety. By assisting families facing domestic violence, homelessness, and hunger, the Holland attorney will be supporting Delaware’s most vulnerable residents in their efforts to be safe, health, and secure.