While in Los Angeles for their annual convention, member groups from the American Association for Justice will spend some time volunteering at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Teams of volunteers from AAJ’s New Lawyers Division, Minority Caucus, and Trial Lawyers Care Committee will work at the food bank on Thursday, July 21; Saturday, July 23; and Monday, July 25.
“Food insecurity is a major public health issue that has reached crisis proportions in LA County,” says Jessica Hoerman, chair of AAJ’s Trial Lawyers Care Committee. “It is alarming and unacceptable that over 30% of Los Angeles County families will have difficulty putting food on their table every day. We look forward to taking time out from our convention to assist the Los Angeles Food Bank in distributing food to those in need.”
The Trial Lawyers Care Committee is comprised of lawyers who are working to build a team of attorneys across the country who are committed to the proposition of doing well by doing good, and who are fostering positive relationships with the public by serving and giving to others in need.
The lawyers associated with the American Association for Justice have a shared belief in making a difference within the communities where they live and work. Giving back locally during the annual convention where members gather for educational and networking opportunities reflects their beliefs. “We always look forward to pooling our resources to make a difference and get to know the community better,” Hoerman said.
During past conventions, AAJ lawyers have participated in many different community activities including donating books to elementary schools; providing books, blankets and stuffed animals to homeless children; donating school supplies to a community literacy program; cooking and serving meals in a summer community program; sorting food and bagging groceries at food banks; organizing canned food drives; building houses and cleaning parks; providing supplies at veterans shelters, and giving presentations at schools on the topic of ending distracted driving.