Community Engagement

Despite our limited resources, in 2016, LevittQuinn chose to make a renewed commitment to meaningfully increase access to our services. We believe that partnering with others is the best way to strengthen the community we serve. LevittQuinn began by both deepening existing relationships and establishing new relationships with community-based organizations whose mission and programs align with ours. Our goal is to provide services where our clients live and work, and to empower them with the information they need to make wise decisions that will lead to long-term stability for their families.

  1. Jenesse Center, Inc. – “Unite for Families Clinic”: Joining forces with Jenesse Center, Inc., the oldest domestic violence prevention program in South Los Angeles, we created a quarterly, appointment-based clinic in South L.A. to provide advice on a variety of family law and domestic violence related issues that help families transition from crisis to stable self-sufficiency. Jenesse conducts the initial screening and sets appointments. We recruit law student and attorney volunteers who work under our direct supervision to staff the clinic.
  2. Families Uniting Families – “Project Fatherhood”: We collaborate with Families Uniting Families, a non-profit working to meet the needs of children and teens involved in the child welfare system and are licensed to certify foster as well as adoptive families. We began in 2017 by providing quarterly legal information sessions in Long Beach to participants of their Project Fatherhood group, a father-focused program designed to improve parenting and strengthen families. We have progressed to videoconference intake to connect volunteers in our Echo Park office with participants at FUF’s Long Beach location approximately 26 miles away.
  3. Los Angeles County Bar Association Veterans Legal Services Project – Free Legal Clinic for Veterans: Building on our partnership with the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Veterans Project, we began in 2017 an in-person quarterly family law clinic at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in Downtown Los Angeles. LACBA intakes the clients and we provide the staff and volunteers to conduct the one-on-one legal consults. Clients who would benefit from extended services are eligible to set an appointment with our attorney.
  4. Los Angeles Superior Court and LACBA Family Law Executive Committee – DSO Program: Since mid-2015, we help people in the Compton courthouse who do not have attorneys to settle their disputes fairly, while preserving scarce judicial resources.
  5. L.A. Law Library – “Lawyers in the Library”: Each month LevittQuinn attorneys volunteer at the L.A. Law Library main branch to give free 20-minute consultations to people with family law problems.
  6. Southwestern Law School Alumni Association – “Domestic Violence Advocacy Initiative”: In September 2017 we teamed up with the Southwestern Law School Alumni Association (SWLAA) to support our shared goal of increasing the commitment to public service within the legal profession. Launching the pilot “Domestic Violence Advocacy Initiative” funded by the SWLAA, recent Southwestern Bar admittee fellows develop practical lawyering skills at LevittQuinn as they work to increase the availability of free, direct, family law legal help for survivors of domestic abuse. Fellows receive a monthly stipend provided by the SWLAA to work under LevittQuinn’s direct supervision.

Finally, LevittQuinn is actively committed to expanding community knowledge about rights, responsibilities, and resources, and we plan to continue our involvement in community fairs, grassroots community meetings and events, and other opportunities for community education and outreach on a regular basis.

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