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Community Involvement

Our commitment and obligations to the communities we serve extend beyond the courtroom, through volunteer work by our lawyers and staff within the communities they serve.

Community Involvement

At Bowman and Brooke, we believe our duty to serve extends beyond the demands of our basic obligations and job descriptions. Every year, our lawyers and staff members devote countless hours to charitable organizations and pro bono legal work from coast to coast. By devoting time and resources to our communities and working with those who otherwise would not have access to excellent legal representation, we hope to make a significant and lasting contribution beyond the courtroom.

"We care about the communities in which we live and  work and believe we have an obligation to invest our time and resources to causes and organizations that align with our firm culture; one of inclusion, diversity and stewardship."
– Kim Schmid, Executive Managing Partner

We not only defend the essential products our families use every day, but we take a proactive approach to promoting child product safety in the communities where we work and live. We sponsor a national organization which provides effective and easy-to-understand product guidelines in English and Spanish. This service is offered free of charge to parents and caregivers. In addition, our attorneys visit local schools to teach proper use of children's products and automotive safety.

As part of our commitment to the future of our communities, we have announced the launch of our inaugural Future Defense Lawyer Scholarship! The scholarship is established to assist diverse students currently enrolled in the first year of Law School Studies (1L) who plan to enroll full-time at an ABA–accredited law school for the entire upcoming academic year. Law students are eligible if they self–identify as one or more of the following: Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, LGBTQIA+ and/or an individual with a disability. Learn more here.

Each of our 12 offices are involved in a number of charitable causes throughout the country. View a list of national and local organizations we have contributed to within the past year:

 Alan Page Educational Foundation
 Asian Pacific American Bar Unity Night Gala
 Beverly Hills Bar Foundation
 California Minority Counsel Program
 Child and Family Charities of Michigan
 Children's Law Center of Minnesota
 Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership
 Equal Access to Justice Campaign
 Faith Xperience Church
 Feed More: Central Virginia Food Bank
 Historic Columbia
 HOPE Revitalization 
 Japanese American Bar Association
 Lake Mary Police Department Food Drive
 Larry Schoenbrun Jurisprudence Award Luncheon
 Los Angeles County Bar Association 
 Maricopa County Bar Association
 Moto Minnesota 
 National Association for Urban Debate Leagues
 National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA)
 National Foundation for Judicial Excellence
 Palmetto Health Children's Hospital
 Public Counsel 
 Shoreline City Church
 South Bay Bar Association
 TD United Way Campaign
 The National LGBT Bar Foundation
 Twin Cities Diversity in Practice
 United Negro College Fund
 University of San Francisco Scholarship Award
 Volunteer Lawyers Network Riverfront Celebration