When massive federal budget cuts forced legal aid organizations to eliminate services, Ethel Levitt and Ziva Naumann could have simply walked away. But in 1981, they rose to meet a challenge. Both retired grandmothers who had been volunteering with a legal aid family law center for years, Ethel and Ziva were outraged by the stark impact the budget cuts would have on legal services for the poor. Worried where 400-plus family law clients would go, they turned their outrage into action. They pitched a plan to the legal aid's board to open a new law firm [...]
2021 WINTER NEWSLETTER A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear friends and supporters, we find ourselves in such a different landscape from where we were a year ago. Despite all the challenges, and there were many, the LQ team quickly pivoted to all remote services. In 2020, in partnership with our dedicated volunteers, staff: Served 1,815 clients, impacting the lives of 2,554 children Made 119 remote and in-person appearances on behalf of 85 clients, securing orders about custody, support, protection from abuse, and equitable distribution of marital assets Helped [...]
2020 ANNUAL REPORT We've published our 2020 Annual Report. We share a snapshot of the results of last year's efforts, challenges we encountered along the way, and some goals we've set for ourselves in the coming year and beyond. 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. DVAI FELLOWSHIP TRANSITION Now into our fourth year, LevittQuinn partners with the Southwestern Law School Alumni Association on [...]
WINTER 2020 NEWSLETTER A Message From The Executive Director Dear friends and supporters, I am excited to introduce to you the group of dedicated professionals who recently joined our Board of Directors and our Leadership Council. Both groups met in recent weeks to set their 2020 goals. Their efforts are critical to keeping our organization a reliable nonprofit law firm for people with low incomes, including for those with complex situations and unique vulnerabilities who struggle to get the legal help they need. We are also happy to introduce [...]
SPRING 2020 NEWSLETTER A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear all, Today, LQ is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity and giving. Now more than ever LevittQuinn urgently needs your support. During this time, LevittQuinn's physical office is closed to the public, yet our dedicated staff continues to provide needed services remotely. In fact, they haven't missed a beat. LQ is: continuing to conduct remote intake and legal assessments, helping to calibrate client expectations and provide guidance via much needed counsel and advice, preparing court documents and [...]
2020 SUMMER NEWSLETTER A Message From The Executive Director Dear all, during these hot summer days I hope you are making time for rest and staying healthy and well. Although we continue to live through this time of uncertainty and stress, I wanted to share a few bright notes with you. Take a sneak peek at some great trips and experiences available for bidding at this year's Gala. Register via the event website to receive the link to watch our virtual celebration on September 12. Begin bidding on items online starting [...]
FALL 2020 NEWSLETTER A Message From The Executive Director Dear friends, somehow we've made it to fall! The LQ team has been hard at work these last few months giving our clients the best and most responsive remote family law services possible. Attorneys are: conducting intake, preparing critical paperwork on a variety of matters, making both remote and in-person appearances throughout the LASC system, and working with partners to find solutions to critical issues affecting our low-income neighbors. LQ's board has been right with us. From helping us conduct [...]
A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Fall is here, and so is fire season. Our hearts are with those impacted by the fires and their disruption, as well as the challenges recovery brings. We are so grateful for the strong show of support at this year's Stand for Justice Gala. Over 480 guests from throughout California joined us in September for our best-attended and highest-grossing Gala ever. Below I've shared some images from a wonderful night of celebration for our two outstanding honorees. Last month, LevittQuinn proudly joined other providers at the West Los Angeles [...]
A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 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 [...]
A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear friends and supporters, Many of you know that LevittQuinn is more than the staff who works within our building. We are also the people who give their time, skill, and resources to keep LevittQuinn a reliable, go-to nonprofit family law firm for people in need. You will see that reflected in the 2018 Annual Report we release today, as well as in the stories of our board member and program volunteer you'll read about below. That dedication to service and to the greater good is also reflected in [...]
A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Hello dear friends and supporters. I am excited to introduce you to the newest members of LevittQuinn's Board of Directors and Leadership Council. They are an impressive group of professionals who have embraced our mission and joined our cause. They got to work right way! Both bodies met in early February to set their 2019 goals for strengthening our organization and expanding our circle of friends and partners. Their work is critical to keeping LevittQuinn a reliable, go-to nonprofit law firm for people in need, including for those with [...]
• We are handling all services remotely and only allowing clients with scheduled appointments in our lobby at this time. Clients must wear masks at all times while inside the building. We apologize for the inconvenience, but friends or family who accompany you must wait outside.
• We are only accepting applications submitted by email, fax, or drop box. Please go to Get Help to learn how to apply remotely.
NOTICIA SOBRE COVID-19:
• En este momento, estamos proporcionando servicios de forma remota y solo permitimos clientes con citas programadas en nuestro vestíbulo. Los clientes deben usar máscaras en todo momento mientras estén dentro del edificio. Disculpe las molestias, pero los amigos o familiares que lo acompañan tienen que esperar afuera.
• Estamos aceptando solicitudes enviadas solamente por correo electrónico, fax o la ranura de nuestra puerta. Visité a Consigue Ayuda para aprender como aplicar a distancia.