In the Community
Walsworth has a continuing commitment to the communities in which we work and live and supports each member of the firm in helping to fulfill that commitment.
Through their involvement in civic affairs, charitable work, and pro bono legal work, our attorneys and staff, play an active role in promoting the progress and well-being of these communities.
The following are some of the local community, outreach organizations and programs in which our attorneys and staff are involved.
Waggin Trails Rescue Foundation. Partners Ingrid Campagne’s and Chuck Sheldon’s passion for rescuing dogs extends beyond lip service. In 2011, they created a 501(c)3 charitable dog rescue foundation – Waggin’ Trails Rescue Foundation — which rescues and locally re-homes or transports all breeds of dogs scheduled for death because of lack of space in California shelters, as well as dogs that have been neglected or abused. The Foundation has volunteered throughout the state of California and transports animals to rescue partners in areas such as Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Western Canada.
Juvenile Diabetes Research. For over 30 years, partner Ron Bevins hosted the Annual Seagull Golf Tournament to raise money to fund Juvenile Diabetes research.
Servite High School and Rosary Academy. Partner Ron Bevins serves on the Board of Regents for Servite High School and the Athletic Advisory Board for Rosary Academy.
Public Counsel. Partner Soniya Khemlani and Senior Associate Sadaf Nejat serve on the Associate Leadership Board of Public Counsel. This organization is the nation’s largest not-for-profit law firm specializing in delivering pro bono legal services to disadvantaged children, immigrants who have been victims of crimes, and indigent individuals and institutions in underserved communities. As members of the Associate Leadership Board, Khemlani and Nejat organize and implement events and initiatives for fundraising, the recruitment of new members, and promoting the professional development of other members.
The Education Foundation for California Schools. Founder Jeff Walsworth and Partner Cindy Hughes are avid supporters of the Education Foundation for California Schools which provides grants to fund innovative programs designed to encourage students to excel. Partner Cindy Hughes advised and prepared the legal paperwork for SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union and the Orange County Department of Education (OCDOE) to jointly create the foundation. Each year Walsworth helps sponsor their golf tournament and participates in other fundraisers like their casino nights.