At Ghitterman, Ghitterman, & Feld, we believe in making our community a happier, healthier, and more just place to live. Part of our mission is to champion for social justice, which doesn’t stop in the courtroom. To further our goal of making a positive impact on our community, we regularly give back in multiple ways.
Shortly after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Texas, the idea for GG&F’s annual blood drive was formed. Benjamin Feld, the firm’s managing partner, was raised in Houston and was profoundly affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. After natural disasters, there is often a dire need for blood and donating blood can save many lives. After hosting our first blood drive in October 2017, dubbed Bloodsucker’s Brunch, GG&F made this blood drive an annual tradition. During the COVID-19 pandemic, blood donations were scarce, as many people were staying at home and had other priorities to manage. In response, GG&F hosted a virtual blood drive to assist with the blood shortage, while enabling to donors to give blood safely.
GG&F staff have also regularly engaged in pro-bono work. In addition to our attorneys independently engaging in pro-bono work that interests them, the firm also offers opportunities for caseworkers and other staff members to get involved with pro-bono work under an attorney’s supervision. We have partnered with other community organizations, such as California Rural Legal Assistance, to provide help with expungements and name & gender corrections.
The Alzheimer’s Association hosts various Walk to End Alzheimer’s events for different local communities, in order to raise awareness and funds to support families who are currently battling with Alzheimer’s. The events also support Alzheimer’s prevention and research. For several years, GG&F staff have supported the Walk to End Alzheimer’s by walking to show support, donating, and even sponsoring the event on occasion. We have seen firsthand how Alzheimer’s disease and early onset dementia can result in lower quality of life for some of our clients and we’re committed to making sure our clients have the highest quality of life, by supporting events such as this one.