This came to me out of nowhere this morning. I know that I'd be hard pressed to come up with the cash to pay for a lawyer if I ever had to do the deed.
Luckily, the statistics indicate that I won't. That said, with 10,000 members here, one of us might.
Perhaps everyone could donate $10 or $20 bucks to a fund that sits, collecting interest, until a contributing member needs it. I don't know how we would keep it from being used to defend someone that decides to shoot out a tailgaiters' tires.
I also wouldn't want members to feel emboldened by knowing they have a lawyer to help. Maybe the members could vote for each case?
Like I said, half-baked. I have to go to work now, maybe I'll let it bake some more.