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In spirit of Tikkun Olam, law firms do good by getting involved


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/giving/article/in_spirit_of_tikkun_olam_law_firms_do_good_by_getting_involved_20101112

How many lawyers does it take to build a library? If you’re expecting a punch line, think again, because despite attorneys’ sharklike reputations, many law firms are generous charitable givers and many attorneys are getting personally involved in the charities their firms support. A few years ago, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp funded a library at Richland Avenue Elementary, a school with many economically disadvantaged families and disabled students right next to MS&K’s West Los Angeles office. In addition to paying for the library, about a dozen of the firm’s lawyers continue to volunteer as reading tutors for kids in the school through KOREH L.A., a literacy program sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

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