“A Law Firm with a Heart” – Art & Living Magazine
At Buchalter, we believe that client service goes hand-in-hand with public service. Community commitment has been a core value since our founding in 1933. We are frequently recognized for our support of charities, both large and small through board service, hands-on volunteerism, donations, and pro bono legal services. Our efforts demonstrate the difference that can be made through direct engagement with the community.
Each of our offices plays an integral role in helping to improve the communities where we live and work through active service. From the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles where a group gathers each month to shop and prepare a meal for 150 – 175 homeless women, to the Ronald McDonald House in Orange County, to Advokids in San Francisco, a non-profit organization that provides legal support for families, counselors, and attorneys involved in the foster care system, community involvement is part of our culture. Each year, during the holiday season we participate in clothing, food, and toy drives.
We are particularly proud of our participation in a student work program with a number of local high schools. Students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds work at the Firm while earning school credit and learning how to successfully conduct themselves in a professional environment. In partnership with The Key World Wide and its Founder, Rick Singer, Buchalter is able to assist these students navigate the college admissions process. Under Mr. Singer’s direction, The Key World Wide organization partners with our scholars to identify their strengths, choose the right college, position them for admission, and outline a course of study and extracurricular experiences that lead to a life of success.
In addition to assisting our scholars with college admissions, we provide financial support to overcome the challenges of purchasing books, computers, and other necessities. All of our work-program students complete high school and attend college. Our most recent graduates will be attending the University of California, San Diego and San Francisco State University.
It is a privilege to provide support to organizations and people that are making a difference. Below is a representative list of organizations that Buchalter proudly supports:
- Alliance for Children’s Rights
- American Red Cross
- Arizona Autism United
- Bay Area Women’s and Children’s Center
- Boy Scouts of America
- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
- City of Hope
- Downtown Women’s Center
- Dress for Success
- Fashion Industries Guild Committee of Cedars-Sinai
- Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties
- Girl Scouts
- Give A Dog A Bone
- Habitat for Humanity
- Homeboy Industries
- Hyundai Hope On Wheels
- Lambda Legal
- Larkin Street Youth
- Law Rocks Inc.
- Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice
- Los Angeles Superior Court Domestic Abuse Clinic
- Mending Kids International
- National Jewish Hospital Apparel Industry Group
- Richstone Family Center
- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California
- U.S. Adaptive Recreation Center
- Western Center on Law and Poverty, Inc.
- Women Helping Women