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The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law

Related People: Jennifer K. Saunders

December 2019 – Haight made its annual contribution to The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law. The Center was founded in the early 1980s by Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Bar and Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. Since its inception, the Center has served as a cornerstone of family law and domestic violence assistance for low-income persons in the Los Angeles area. For 20+ years, Jennifer Saunders, a partner in Haight’s Los Angeles office, has worked with the Harriett Buhai Center providing this much needed assistance in the community. With the help of volunteers like Jennifer, the Center’s mission to provide free family law assistance, legal education to the poor and empowering people in need while assuring them meaningful access to the courts, is assisted and the community is served.


Loyola Law School Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) Silent Auction

Related People: Tristan C. Orozco

On September 14, 2019, Loyola Law School’s Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF) is hosting it’s 27th Annual Auction Night in downtown Los Angeles. PILF is a student-run organization invested in fostering the careers of students dedicated to providing assistance to those traditionally underrepresented in the legal system. Haight is excited to support the event by donating a package of four tickets to an Angels baseball game for the silent auction. Haight’s Tristan Orozco is a member of the alumni committee that runs the silent auction for this event. The goal of the evening is to generate enough support to fund forty $2,500 Summer Stipends.


Haight Supports JDC’s 12th Annual Bike-A-Thon Benefitting Pro Bono Legal Services

Related People: Stephen M. Tye

Haight proudly donates to the Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s 12th Annual “Ride for Justice” in support of San Francisco attorney Stephen M. Tye. For a third year in a row, Mr. Tye is participating in the JDC’s Bike-A-Thon, which raises funds to provide pro bono legal services programs that provide access to justice for thousands of San Franciscans every year.

Several of Haight’s attorneys have previously received Outstanding Volunteer in Public Services certificates for various contributions to programs within the Justice & Diversity Center and Haight is happy to continue providing support for the JDC’s exceptional legal services programs. JDC’s volunteers like Stephen are invaluable to Pro Bono Legal Services Programs, Homeless Advocacy Project, and Diversity Educational Programs.


Haight Proudly Supports JDC’s 11th Annual Bike-A-Thon Benefitting Pro Bono Legal Services

Related People: Stephen M. Tye

Haight proudly donates to the Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s 11th Annual “Ride for Justice” in support of San Francisco attorney Stephen M. Tye. This is Mr. Tye’s second year participating in the JDC’s Bike-A-Thon, which raises funds to provide pro bono legal services programs that provide access to justice for thousands of San Franciscans every year.

Several of Haight’s attorneys have previously received Outstanding Volunteer in Public Services certificates for various contributions to programs within the Justice & Diversity Center and Haight is happy to continue providing support for the JDC’s exceptional legal services programs. JDC’s volunteers like Stephen are invaluable to Pro Bono Legal Services Programs, Homeless Advocacy Project, and Diversity Educational Programs.


Haight Sponsors National City Fire Department in Demolition Derby

Related People: Lawrence Zucker

Haight San Diego Partner Lawrence Zucker sponsored the National City Fire Department during the Burn Institute’s 28th Annual Fire & Safety Expo and Firefighters Demolition Derby on June 2, 2018 at the San Diego County Fair. The derby benefitted the Burn Institute which is a non-profit health agency dedicated to reducing burn injuries and deaths through fire and burn prevention education, burn survivor support programs and the funding of burn care research and treatment.


Volunteering for a Thousand Smiles to Children in Ensenada

In May 2018, Haight Brown & Bonesteel volunteered with Thousand Smiles Foundation, a nonprofit organization that has provided oral maxillofacial treatments and dental work to underprivileged children in Ensenada, Mexico who suffer from facial deformities, such as cleft lip and palate.


Haight Celebrated 80 Years in 2017 with an 80 Acts of Kindness Campaign

Haight knows California. As part of our commitment to California, we have chosen to make a difference in the lives of others through our community service and pro bono efforts. Our attorneys channel their talents into causes they are committed to, so they can serve others with the same passion in which they approach their work. Our desire to make a difference comes from seeing so many in need and knowing that just one simple act can improve a life.

For 80 years, Haight Brown & Bonesteel has been one of California’s leading full service law firms. To commemorate our 80 years in business, we are giving back to the community. Throughout 2017, we will demonstrate our commitment to those in need through 80 different acts of kindness.

Keep track of our acts!

 


The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law

Related People: Jennifer K. Saunders

The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law was founded in the early 1980s by Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Bar and Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. Since its inception, the Center has served as a cornerstone of family law and domestic violence assistance for low-income persons in the Los Angeles area. For 20+ years, Jennifer Saunders, a partner in Haight’s Los Angeles office, has worked with the Harriett Buhai Center providing this much needed assistance in the community. With the help of volunteers like Jennifer, the Center’s mission to provide free family law assistance, legal education to the poor and empowering people in need while assuring them meaningful access to the courts, is assisted and the community is served.


Volunteering to Provide a Thousand Smiles to Children in Ensenada

A Haight Brown & Bonesteel attorney provided translation services for a Thousand Smiles Foundation which is a nonprofit organization that has provided oral maxillofacial treatments and dental work to underprivileged children in Ensenada, Mexico who suffer from facial deformities, such as cleft lip and palate.

 


Making Mother’s Day A Special Day for Abused Mothers and Children

Related People: Valerie A. Moore

May 2015 – Each year, in conjunction with one of our insurance clients, Haight participates in donating Mother’s Day gift baskets to the children of Haven Hills Shelter for Battered Women and Children to give to their mothers as gifts for Mother’s Day. The baskets are a welcome and unexpected treat for the women receiving services through Haven Hills. As part of the firm’s commitment to giving back, our baskets have become an annual tradition we look forward to every year.


West Hollywood City Council Names Haight Partner Valerie A. Moore Recipient of Rainbow Key Award

March 2014 – A Rainbow Key Award was awarded by the West Hollywood City Council to Haight’s Valerie Moore and her life partner Noelle Carter. Five awards were given this year to those who have made a significant contribution to the lesbian and gay community and winners are recommended by the city’s Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board. Val and Noelle are West Hollywood residents who for the past 10 Thanksgivings have hosted “The Long Table,” a place for LGBT people and friends who may not feel welcome elsewhere. They are active in building a sense of neighborhood and community, and for more than a decade have hosted shade tents at Santa Monica Boulevard at Hancock Avenue during the LA Pride parade—a tradition they started to help friends unable to stand in sunshine due to medications for HIV/AIDS.

Haight Helping Those Trying to Rebuild Their Lives

February 2014 – David W. Evans, a partner in Haight’s San Francisco office agreed to assist a non-profit with questions involving professional liability and directors and officers insurance. This non-profit is dedicated to assisting individuals recently released from prison. Mr. Evans is helping this organization get one step closer to fulfilling its mission to assist those trying to rebuild their lives.

Haight Helps Client Seeking Asylum in the United States

Haight attorneys assisted a client who fled Jordan after suffering years of mental and physical abuse at the hands of her now ex-husband and his agents. Since fleeing Jordan, her client has continued to receive threats of violence, even death, should she return. Her only form of protection is to be granted asylum in the United States, but language barriers and general unfamiliarity with the immigration and asylum processes inhibited her ability to apply for asylum. Nancy’s efforts have aided her client in navigating both the English language and legal system so that her client can be afforded protection from the hostile and violent environment from which she originally escaped.

The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law

The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law was founded in the early 1980s by Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Bar and Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. Since its inception, the Center has served as a cornerstone of family law and domestic violence assistance for low-income persons in the Los Angeles area. For 20+ years, Jennifer Saunders, a partner in Haight’s Los Angeles office, has worked with the Harriett Buhai Center providing this much needed assistance in our community. With the help of volunteers like Jennifer, the Center’s mission to provide free family law assistance, legal education to the poor and empowering people in need while assuring them meaningful access to the courts, is assisted and the community is served.

Haight’s San Francisco Office Recognized as part of The Bar Association of San Francisco’s Right to Civil Counsel Program

The Right to Civil Counsel Program focuses on providing pro bono legal services on matters involving basic human needs (housing, health care, domestic violence). As part of our commitment to community service and pro bono, Haight has made a committment to helping persons of low-income resolve their legal issues in these critical areas.

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program’s HIV/AIDS Legal Services Project Clinic

March 2013 – Attorneys in Haight’s San Diego office are regularly participating in the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program’s (SDVLP) HIV/AIDS Legal Services Project Clinic. The Clinic offers legal advice and services to HIV-positive individuals in the San Diego community. Participants of the clinic come in on a walk-in basis to seek legal advice from volunteer attorneys. After meeting with clinic participants to discuss legal issues, attorneys work with the clinic director to determine whether the issues merit referral to one of SDVLP’s programs.

Helping to Ensure Afforable Housing in San Francisco

February 4, 2013 – Haight recently assisted the San Francisco Community Land Trust in the creation of a limited liability company. The mission of the San Francisco Community Land Trust is to create permanently affordable, resident-controlled housing for low-to-moderate-income people in San Francisco through community ownership of the land.

Making the Holidays A Little Brighter

For the 9th year in a row, attorneys at Haight Brown & Bonesteel partnered with our client, Century-National Insurance Company, to make the holiday wishes come true for the children of Olive Crest. Olive Crest has transformed the lives of over 60,000 abused, neglected, and at-risk children and their families. Working tirelessly to meet the individual needs of kids in crisis, Olive Crest provides safe homes, counseling, and education for both youth and parents. Their many innovative programs reflect their conviction that strengthening the family is one of the most powerful ways to help heal children.

2012-2013 Fulton Haight Memorial Scholarship

Haight Brown & Bonesteel is pleased to announce that the Fulton Haight Memorial Scholarship has been awarded once again to a deserving USC Gould School of Law student. The legacy of Mr. Fulton Haight lives on through the students who receive this scholarship each year. To date, the Scholarship has been awarded to fifteen deserving students based on need and merit with a preference given to Moot Court candidates.


Making a Difference to Families Affected by Down Syndrome

Related People: Lawrence Zucker

Lawrence Zucker has served on the Board of Directors of DS Action since July of 2008 as General Counsel. DS Action is a non-profit organization formed to identify the unmet needs of people with Down syndrome. In late 2007, DS Action partnered with Randy Children’s Hospital in San Diego to establish the first Down Syndrome Center in Southern California. The Center allows all children with Down syndrome the equal opportunity to receive medical evaluations, referrals and intervention services. The Center is a much needed resource to the entire region of Southern California and neighboring jurisdictions including Mexico. All funds DS Action receives through its charitable events and direct donations go directly to the Center. DS Action is affiliated with the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC).

(Little Lo’s) Cookies With Santa

This is a charitable event the Zucker family puts on at their house each year. The event includes real snow, cookie decorating, pictures with Santa, a raffle and silent auction. We are celebrating our fifth consecutive year this December (2012). The event has become so large that future events will be open to the public.