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Manning & Kass Supports 2016 Justice Jog to Benefit CASA

On Sunday, September 25,  more than 700 legal professionals rose early to complete the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators' 9th Annual "Justice Jog," a 5k charity run to benefit the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Los Angeles, part of a national network of more than 76,000 volunteers who stand up in court for more than a quarter of a million abused or neglected children each year.

The Manning & Kass team included attorneys Martin D. Holly (Premises Liability), Ryan Guiboa (Retail, Restaurant, and Hospitality), Kaveh Keshmiri (Professional Liability), and Andrea Kornblau (Governmental Entity Liability) as well as a number of dedicated staff from the firm's Information Technology and Human Resources Departments.

To become a CASA volunteer does not require a law degree, but does require court approval and a two year commitment of 10-20 hours per month. These volunteer advocates—empowered directly by the courts—offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care.

Volunteers stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many abused children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives. To find out more, click here.