By Ellen Zacarias
Thanks to Veritext for hosting SDPA's February 2019 mixer at its beautiful offices! We were happy to see all the members and new faces that showed up. Much appreciation to Sheila Kristine Wise for the lovely snack spread and delicious cookies! Veritext offers court reporting services among other legal solutions for attorneys, law firms, and companies.
A couple of attendees brought toiletry donations for SDPA's 2018-2019 Charity of Choice, StandUp for Kids. We will also be accepting donations at our March mixer and Bridging the Gap event in April.
For the duration of the mixer, folks mingled and snacked on the scrumptious spread of thinly sliced meats, cheese cubes, crackers, and soft shortbread cookies.
As the mixer drew to a close, SDPA's pro bono chair Dawn Regner spoke about upcoming volunteering opportunities and passed around flyers for events. In her calm, compassionate, and loving manner, Teri Burg of StandUp for Kids shared moving stories of the young people she works with. Donations to StandUp for Kids help homeless San Diegan youth.
It was a pleasure to see everyone at the mixer and meeting. Each of us has something good to contribute to the world around us, and we hope to share with you opportunities to do so. The legal community in San Diego is small, and the kindness you show to others can come back to help you someday.