Giving back – Lawyer Style

This month, we are featuring member attorneys who  give back to their communities in exceptional ways. From Amigos de las Americas and the Salvation Army to Team in Training and Friends Outside, these attorneys support causes that are personally meaningful and critical to the communities they serve:

Amigos de las Americas, by Elva Harding

My Amigos experience started when a friend made a presentation to my high school Spanish class about her summer living with a family in Mexico. One thing led to another, and I spent the summer of 1984 living with a family and building latrines in rural Dominican Republic. Click here to read more…

The Salvation Army, by Ruth Noelani Buzzard

Whenever I hear the name Salvation Army, I envision events like Hurricane Katrina or Joplin, Missouri: disaster relief of monumental proportions. Many people don’t realize that the Salvation Army has locations within our community that provide aid to families in crisis on a daily basis. Click here to read more…

Team in Training & the CCBA, by Margaret Grover

Giving back enriches my life and helps me realize that I am truly privileged. I try to find ways to give back that encourage or empower others to volunteer as well. One of my favorite activities is Team in Training, which trains endurance athletes who raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Click here to read more…

The CCCBA Juvenile Law Section’s Holiday & Toy Drive in support of Friends Outside, by Rhonda Wilson-Rice

The members of the Contra Costa County Bar Juvenile law Section work with families with children who have been abused or neglected. Many of the children in these cases have to be removed from their homes while their parent(s) work on a plan to cure the problems which resulted in the removal of their children and led them into the court system. Click here to read more…

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