Winter 2019 Newsletter


Happy summer everyone! I hope you are making time for rest and enjoying loved ones and friends, and of course, reading our newsletter.
We are giving you a sneak peak of some great trips and experiences available for bidding at this year’s Gala on September 14. Can’t join us that night? No problem – register via the event website and you’ll be able to bid on items remotely. Participating in the Silent Auction is a great way to start your holiday shopping, or pick out something nice for yourself. Your purchases support the legal services we provide each day that help bring peace and stability to children and families throughout Los Angeles County.
Once again we had wonderful summer law clerks who we kept busy with work and fun activities. We are proud that our family of volunteers keeps growing. Below we share the great opportunities coming up, including at Gala.
Two new staff members recently joined the LQ family, and we have a staff attorney position that has just opened up. Please share widely!
I am so appreciative of RMO, LLP for sponsoring this newsletter, and for all of you for being a part of our family of supporters and friends. Working together, we can make a difference.


Join Us Saturday, September 14 at Skirball Center

This year we will have another great selection of trips, one-of-a-kind items, and experiences at our Silent Auction. Take a look at these great experiences available for mobile bidding during our Silent Auction. Bid on these items online or in-person on September 14!  Register today to participate.

Maui Adventure

An incredible stay in an estate-sized four (4) bedroom/ five (5) bath home built with superior construction and quality materials. Nestled in the Pinnacle, which is atop the lush hillside known as the Kaanapali Golf Estates, the property overlooks Kaanapali Golf Course with a stunning panoramic ocean view and island views of Lana’i and Moloka’i.

Sunrise Springs, An Ojo Springs Resort, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Three (3) night stay in a spacious casita with local artisan touches, gas fireplace, and private courtyard. Arrival day dinner through departure breakfast plus a $200 spa credit per person.

Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas

Enjoy a three (3) night stay in The Royal run-of-house room at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Includes taxes, gratuities, and surcharges on accommodations.

JetBlue Airways

Two (2) round-trip coach class tickets from any city to any city.

Los Angeles Dodgers

Four (4) field-level tickets to a 2020 season Los Angeles Dodgers game of choice plus preferential parking for one car.

Sports Fans!

Two (2) seats to a Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, or a Los Angeles Kings home game taking place during the 2019-2020 season at the Staples Center.


Brianda Herrera and Haley Pollock joined us as law clerks this summer. Brianda completed her second year of studies at Loyola Law School, and Haley finished her first year at Southwestern Law School. Both women are committed to public service.

Brianda (L) and Haley (R) enjoying our annual volunteer appreciation party.
We enjoyed orientation day picnic lunch at Vista Hermosa Park, followed that afternoon by an ice cream social at the office before evening intake.
Staff and volunteers had fun watching our LA Dodgers beat the SF Giants at our annual outing to Dodger Stadium.
Reflecting on her summer at LevittQuinn, Brianda said, “The attorneys took great care in highlighting the inner workings of family law practice. As the summer comes to an end, I walk away with both practical experience and a desire to continue serving communities in the family law realm.”
“Working at Levitt Quinn over the summer has been a wonderful experience,” Haley shared. “I worked with a smart, supportive, and compassionate staff that believes everyone deserves access to high-quality legal service, regardless of their ability to pay.”


Build your skills, learn new things, and expand your network as you partner with a mission-driven nonprofit serving fellow community members.
Commit as much time as you like. Have a volunteer idea you don’t see below? We will work with you to craft an opportunity that meets your interests.


LevittQuinn is recruiting volunteers to help us get ready for Gala on Saturday, September 14. We have two (2) shifts on the day of the event, as well as a few hours to assist in our office on Friday, September 13.

Even if you are unable to stay for a full shift we are grateful for as much time as you can give. Email LQ Volunteer Coordinator Becky Miller to learn more.


LevittQuinn welcomes Karina Carrera and Sarai Hernandez-Orantes to the LQ family. Both legal assistants, they will be the first points of contact for people seeking to access our services, and will provide critical support to our staff attorneys. We are very happy to welcome them.

Karina Carrera received her B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Business Law from California State University, Northridge, in December 2018. Karina has a passion for social justice issues and has volunteered with other nonprofit organizations as well as the Self-Help Legal Access Center in the Chatsworth courthouse.
Karina is looking forward to growing and learning in an organization that cares about helping the community in times of need.
Sarai Hernandez-Orantes received her B.A. in Legal Studies from U.C. Berkeley in May 2019. During her time as an undergrad, she worked as a legal intern for an immigration clinic and other non-profit organizations in the Bay area, in addition to her on-campus job as an event coordinator for U.C. Berkeley.
As an L.A. native, Sarai is excited to be back working and serving the L.A. community as a legal assistant for LevittQuinn.



RMO, LLP is your partner when trust, estate, and probate issues suddenly arise. Let our substantial probate court experience help you and your clients navigate these issues efficiently and cost-effectively. With offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego, we are uniquely positioned to serve your needs in Southern California.


For under-served families in crisis, LevittQuinn Family Law Center is a leading provider of legal services and support delivering timely, accessible, and innovative family law help. Our team of dedicated lawyers, legal assistants, and volunteers work to stabilize families every day.

LevittQuinn is hiring an entry-level Staff Attorney to help support this work. View the job posting.