At Quadrant, we believe that giving back is the natural response of those who are grateful. We have much to be thankful for, so we support and encourage our professionals to give back to their communities. Here are some of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit charities we support:
South County Outreach – Irvine, CA
SCO operates a food bank, transitional housing program, a thrift store and job training program for the homeless and at risk individuals and families in south Orange County, California. Quadrant lawyers and employees have worked in the food pantry, participated in mentoring and job training programs, and Managing Partner Robert Ming serves on the Board of Directors. Food item donations are gratefully accepted, processed by volunteers and distributed to the needy with care and compassion. Computer classes and other job training programs teach marketable skills to those displaced from jobs.
Chicago Volunteer Lawyer Services (CVLS), Guardian ad Litem for Minors – Chicago, IL
As a trained volunteer attorney with CVLS, Oksanna Malan serves as Guardian ad Litem AL for children in contested or problematic guardianship cases in the Circuit Court of Cook County. As the child’s GAL, Oksanna serves as the child’s independent pro bono legal counsel, advocating in and out of the court on behalf of the child’s best interests. Investigating all aspects of what often amounts to an unfavorable or even abusive environment. GALs provide an objective recommendation to the court as to the safest, most supportive environment for the child, and are responsible for investigating the issues and parties, reporting to the court on the child’s best interests, and representing the child throughout the case.
Laguna Niguel Military Support Foundation – Laguna Niguel, CA
In partnership with the City of Laguna Niguel, this nonprofit provides support for the marines in the First Batallion, 4th Marine Regiment stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA, and the sailors aboard the U.S.S. Stockdale. The committee maintains a close and active relationship with the chain of command and family support operations for these units, especially while they are deployed. Managing Partner Robert Ming is the current President of the foundation.
District and School Parent Teacher Organizations – La Grange. Illinois
QLG attorney Jessica Eterno serves as President of both the District 105 PTO and Seventh Avenue School PTO. The District 105 PTO enhances and supports the educational experience of students at all District 105 schools (4 elementary schools and 1 middle school) by providing financial and volunteer support to each schools’ PTO for the activities those PTOs sponsor. SASPTO enhances and supports the educational experience of students at Seventh Avenue Elementary School by providing funding and volunteers for various activities at Seventh Avenue.
Newport Beach Police Association Charitable Foundation – Newport Beach, CA.
QLG paralegal Tracey Christofferson has been involved in the organization for many years and serves as its Secretary. This charitable foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving Newport Beach residents and Police Department. Opportunities to participate include community awareness campaigns and supporting the families of injured or fallen officers. The foundation also supports many local charities and community service organizations.
Seaside Legal Services – Laguna Beach, CA.
SLS is a nonprofit public interest law firm formed to provide free legal assistance to individuals embroiled in civil cases who cannot afford counsel in an effort to bridge the widening “justice gap” that leaves people with modest or low incomes without adequate representation. QLG Paralegal Tracey Christofferson currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors and handles ongoing corporate governance and assists the founder with non-litigation cases.
RAngel’s Little Ones – Newport Beach, CA
Rangel’s is a non-profit foundation dedicated to bringing sports memorabilia to children fighting pediatric cancer and providing financial aid to their families. Paralegal Tracey Christofferson participated in the formation of the nonprofit and in its ongoing operations.