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Loeb Partners with Alliance for Children's Rights to Support Adoption Day Program

In advance of the Alliance for Children’s Rights’ Adoption Day in March 2024, Loeb & Loeb partnered with the Alliance for an informational training session on Feb. 8, sponsored by the firm’s Los Angeles Women’s LEAD Network. The session not only aimed to educate Loeb lawyers and staff members about the Alliance’s adoption program but also to inspire and empower them to take an active role in handling pro bono adoption cases through the nonprofit’s initiative.

Established in 1992, the Alliance for Children’s Rights protects the rights of children in poverty and those overcoming abuse and neglect by delivering free legal services, supportive programs and systemic solutions. The nonprofit legal services organization’s Adoption Day events—typically held several times each year—are special, celebratory days when the Los Angeles court is exclusively dedicated to finalizing adoptions.

The in-person luncheon commenced with a comprehensive training session conducted by the Alliance, delving into unique challenges that may surface in a case and the necessary steps and documents to finalize an adoption. Seven lawyers and one paralegal from Loeb stepped up to support adoptive parents in three adoption cases in conjunction with the upcoming March Adoption Day. Two of these cases involve two children each, while the third case pertains to a single child, totaling five children in need.

The three Loeb pro bono teams include partner Ann Chen; of counsel Allison Cohen; senior counsels Sasha Bass and Jill Jones; associates Manish Antani and Kyle Petersen; and paralegal Rebecca Red, with associate Lilian Walden Givens and Human Resources assistant Marcellina Hawthorne serving as support to the teams.