In total we got 914 shields out to first responders and hospitals across the United States and even abroad! Yesterday we completed our project. We donated the remaining $1500 in the GoFundMe account to Lincoln High School’s engineering program in San Diego. We also donated the $900 printer we used to complete the project. As a thank you to everyone who helped us, we matched the $1500 donation and purchased another $900 printer to be donated to Hoover High School’s engineering program. This pushed us right up to almost $10,000 raised in total. Thank you to everyone again for helping us with this effort. Stay safe everyone!
We started our 3D printing journey two months ago with the goal of raising $1,000 and making a few hundred shields in six to eights weeks. Instead, we raised over $7,000 in just a few weeks and recently sent our 814th face shield out to those who need it most, our first responders and medical providers. These shields did not just go out in the San Diego community, but reached as far as Seattle, New York, and Tijuana.
Thank you to all of our partners and everyone who contributed their time and money to this effort over the last few months. We are still trying to hit that 1,000 mark, but the printers keep breaking! A big thank you to the Midway Post Office and Rotary International for helping us get these where they needed to go.
From us to you, we hope you and your families are safe and well! We will all get through this together!…
Our new paralegal, Karen Hoey, grew up in San Diego, California. After graduating from Poway High School, she attended the University of California, Santa Cruz where she earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology. After her graduation, Karen moved back to San Diego and attended the Paralegal Program at the University of San Diego.
Since that time, Karen has worked in many different areas of law, including personal injury, employment, construction defect, and real estate. She is excited to start working for plaintiffs and getting them the compensation they deserve.…
For the last 6 months, our own Daniel Schneiderman had the opportunity to coach a group of high schoolers from the University City High School for the annual San Diego High School Mock Trial Competition. These young adults put in 10 hours a week for 6 months to compete in the competition, eventually going on to win several awards and multiple rounds.
Congrats to all of you, and thank you for letting our Firm play a small part in your journey. The legal field is going to get a whole lot better once you all get out of law school!…
Since the outbreak, our firm has remained open. However, for the health and safety of our employees and community, we have been working both remotely and in the office on an appointment basis.
We will continue to be 100% here and available for you and your family if and when you need us. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to set an appointment for a free consultation or have any questions or concerns during these trying times.
As always, thank you for your ongoing trust and support for us and our firm. We will always be here if and when you need us!…
We are pleased to announce that our firm and partnerships have been working to 3D print medical face shields to be donated to our medical providers and those fighting on the front lines of the COVID19 crisis.
Help us in the fight against COVID19! If you wish to donate or help us in this effort, please click on the link below for more information, and thank you as always for your support!
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In August 2019, our 73-year old client, a Vietnam War Veteran and Lion Club Service Member, walked into a warehouse to pickup food for his church’s food closet. While he waited for his receipt, an employee transported several large stacks of crated bananas to the area where our client was standing. The stacks tipped and fell on our client, injuring his spinal cord. 43 days and several surgeries later, our client was released from the hospital as a “partial quadriplegic” with severe neurological deficits. His doctors could not say whether he would ever walk again. Since that time, he and his wife have dedicated their lives to getting him better. Though he remains limited, he has started to take steps with assistance and is regaining the use of his arms. Last weekend our Firm finalized a settlement in the amount of $7.5 million. We have never met a more deserving couple, and we know they look forward to getting on track and back to serving their community.
Big thank you to Rotary Club of San Diego, Rotary International, and Club 33 president David Oates, APR for helping us get the message out about our 3D Printing project! We should pass the 200 mark for face shields made and delivered in the next 24 hours. Hoping everyone is safe and healthy! The link to our GoFundMe page is https://www.gofundme.com/manage/medical-equipment-covid-19 if you would like to make a contribution.
Watch the interview:…
This article is Part One of an anticipated two-part series following the proposed rule changes offered by the State Bar of California’s Board of Trustees.
This article summarizes and discusses the history and purpose of the proposed Rule changes, parties involved, relevant statistics, the tentative recommendations provided by ATILS with stated cons, and next steps in the Rule approval process. The next article will address the pros and cons of the proposed Rule changes in detail.
Since its inception, the State Bar of California (the “State Bar”) has maintained a consistent purpose of protecting the integrity of the licensed practice of law. This purpose is codified at the very beginning of the California Rules of Professional Conduct. Rule 1.0, entitled “Purpose and Function of the Rules of Professional Conduct,” states:
“The following rules are intended to regulate professional conduct of lawyers through discipline. They have been adopted by the Board of Trustees of the State Bar of California and approved by the Supreme Court of California pursuant to Business and Professions Code sections 6076 and 6077 to protect the public, the courts, and the legal profession; protect the integrity of the legal system; and promote the administration of justice and confidence in the legal profession.”
For the first time, the State Bar may be changing this purpose, under the premise of providing improved access to justice and adoption of technological innovations in the legal field.
INVOLVED PARTIES AND RELEVANT STATISTICS
The California State Bar
The State Bar of California (the “State Bar”) was created on July 29, 1927, following passage of the State Bar Act. The State Bar of California is the largest state bar in the United States, with approximately 170,000 active members as of May 2018. It is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains branch offices in …