HLG: Supporting our Community

Herring Law Group supports a variety of family- and family law-related charitable organizations. Prominent among them are Casa Serena, in Santa Barbara, and Levitt Quinn, in Los Angeles County. Casa Serena's mission is to "help women and their families recover from addiction by providing evidence-based treatment services while building community, instilling self-determination, and empowering them with educational opportunities and financial literacy." Its professional staff includes Marriage and Family Therapists, Certified Addiction Treatment Counselors and Early Childhood Educators. Casa Serena offers multiple properties, including Oliver House. The residence is Santa Barbara’s only treatment facility where mothers recovering from addiction can reunite and live with their children. See casaserena.org. In late August, Erin Schaden, HLG's Executive Director and Casa Serena Board Member, and Penny Herring, my awesome and supportive wife, attended Casa Serena's 10th Annual Benefit Luncheon. Held at the newly-remodeled Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort (formerly the Fess Parker), the occasion focused on honoring Niecie Cox (Casa Serena's 2018 Honoree for Support and Inspiration) and Steve Olsen (its 2018 Honoree for Service and Commitment). HLG is proud to have again been a major contributor and sponsor. We will continue to support the mission of Casa Serena and the women and children whose lives are forever changed for the better. Last weekend, Erin, Penny and I joined many of our Los Angeles County family law friends in attending Levitt Quinn's annual Stand for Justice fundraising gala at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles. As in the past, HLG was a substantial contributor and sponsor. Levitt Quinn is a nonprofit family law center protecting children and standing with family members in crisis. Established in the 1980's by two 70+ year-old grandmother attorneys, it provides free and sliding-scale family law legal services for poor and modest means families who are unable to get legal help from other legal services providers or to afford to pay for private attorneys. See levittquinn.org, and see "My Grandmother, the Lawyer," a "60 Minutes" segment from 1990 discussing the firm, on YouTube.

As part of our commitment to our profession, HLG is proud to support a variety of family-related charitable organizations in "the 805" and beyond.