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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.

Our attorneys and staff, through their involvement in civic affairs, charitable work, and pro bono legal work, 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.

Dachshund Rescue of Los Angeles. Partner Karen M. Johnson, a lifelong fan of dachshunds, spends much of her free time working on behalf of Dachshund Rescue of Los Angeles, the third rescue organization in Southern California she’s worked with over the past ten years. In that time, Karen has fostered more than 30 pups and helped find homes for countless others. She helps put on weekly adoption events and coordinates with other members of the rescue organization to pull dachshunds out of high-kill shelters from San Diego to Fresno. Karen has four dachshunds of her own – along with a border collie and a menagerie of other animals.

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 volunteers 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 nearly 30 years, partner Ron Bevins has 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 on the Athletic Advisory Board for Rosary Academy.

Good In Deed. Partner Karen M. Sullivan serves on the Advisory Board of Good in Deed, a global movement towards good deeds spurring on more good deeds; ultimately changing lives.

Boy Scouts of America. For over six years, partner Tom Scully has served as a Cubmaster for Cub Scout Pack 227 in Huntington Beach.

YWCA Glendale. Senior Counsel Ani Adjemian serves on the Board of Directors for YWCA Glendale. This organization is dedicated to empowering women, girls and families through education and intervention to help them achieve independence, well-being, self-sufficiency and a life free from violence. They offer a comprehensive domestic violence service program as well as recreational social support programs for children and adults of all ages. Ani serves on the External Affairs Committee and chairs the Strategic Planning Working Group.

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.