On March 12, a crew of 9 enthusiastic LPS volunteers headed out to Potrero to distribute food at a pop-up pantry for the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank. Our intrepid crew slung corn, pita, grapefruit, carrots, broccoli and even (bravely) eggs into bags for hungry people in our community. Collectively, we gave away 432 bags of food! We look forward to future volunteer events.

In association with the Bar Association of San Francisco (“BASF”) and San Francisco’s City Attorney, David Chiu,  Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger & Melnick, LLP (“LPS”) has joined the LEGAL ALLIANCE FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS (“LARR”), a volunteer effort by law firms providing free legal services to those who have or will be affected by the overturning of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

Following Governor Newsom’s signing of AB-1666, LPS participated in the July 15, 2022 LARR SUMMIT to discuss further steps in this fight to protect every individual’s fundamental right to privacy with respect to personal reproductive decisions. If interested in receiving the materials generated for and during this historic Summit, please contact LPS Diversity Committee Co-Chairs Javier Bastidas and Katelyn Wheeler.

In addition, LPS Partner and Diversity Committee member, Lara DeCaro, participated in the First Convening of Lawyers in Defense of Reproductive Rights and Justice that was hosted by the White House and held on Friday July 29, 2022.

Great work by LPS in time for its celebration of “Women’s Rising Month” [August 2022].

December is Universal Human Rights Month, a time for people in the United States and around the world to join together and stand up for the rights and dignity of all individuals.

December 10th is Human Rights Day, marking the date in 1948 that the U.S. adopted the Universal Declaration

Article I of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations  states,

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”

Sadly, many people around the world have not experienced this truth. They face discrimination and persecution because of race, national origin, sex, gender, religion, age, language, or other status.

This December, we at Leland Parachini would like to honor Universal Human Rights Month and express our support for the ongoing cause of human rights around the world.