Each year LevittQuinn shares with our supporters and friends information about who accessed our services in the prior year as well as the legal work we did for our client communities and the outcomes we helped them to achieve.
We share our 2018 Annual Report here with you. We hope you will see a couple of things within its’ pages. First, that we continue to work with like-minded partners and volunteers to expand our reach within Los Angeles County without taxing our resources. Second, that our goal to track a wider range of outcomes is showing us that our legal work is broader than documents we prepare or the court orders we secure. We now have more information about how families change as a result of their time with us, whether by improving relations within the family or reducing their risk of homelessness.
Ultimately, what we all care about is being that go-to place for responsive quality legal work that will eliminate the fears and barriers that prevent our clients from leading happy, secure lives.
Elizabeth Potter Scully, CFLS is a founding partner of Jacobson Scully LLP, a full-service family law firm based in the South Bay that emphasizes non-litigation process options, including mediation and collaborative family law. She is certified as Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
Elizabeth’s family law practice encompasses litigation, consensual dispute resolution (mediation, collaborative divorce and non-litigation consulting), and minor’s counsel work in probate and family law matters. She has served on the LevittQuinn board since 2007. Elizabeth serves on the board’s executive committee and holds the secretary position as well as chairing the dinner committee.
In addition to her practice, Elizabeth teaches clinical classes in mediation and negotiation at the UCLA School of Law. She has also authored a chapter in Building a Successful Collaborative Practice, ABA Family Law Section (2018), and co-authored with Forrest S. Mosten, The Complete Guide to Mediation: How to Effectively Represent Your Clients and Expand Your Family Law Practice (2nd Ed.), ABA Family Law Section (2015) and Unbundled Legal Services: A Family Lawyer’s Guide, ABA Family Law Section (2017).
“I was first introduced to LevittQuinn by my law partner, former LevittQuinn Executive Director Jeff Jacobson. I have a family history of strong women advocating for social justice, and the story of the organization’s founding mothers resonated deeply. It has been a privilege to see LevittQuinn grow and strengthen over the years; every time I set foot in the Ziva building, I learn something about our services, our staff or our clients that stops me in my tracks with admiration.
“I always advise my law students that in order to be fulfilled, lawyers need congruence between their work and their personal values. My work with LevittQuinn is deeply fulfilling to me because it aligns so perfectly with my commitment to helping children, promoting the dignity of those who find themselves part of the legal system, and listening with respect and empathy to peoples’ stories.”