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Civic and Community Involvement

Paley Rothman has been a mainstay in the community for more than 40 years, and we understand that our role here goes deeper than servicing our clients. As a prominent business in Montgomery County, we feel it is our duty to give back to the community in any way we can. A number of our employees consistently volunteer at local soup kitchens, charitable organizations, do pro bono work and are on the boards of several county institutions.

Whether we are throwing on jeans and serving up hot meals to the homeless, running coat drives to help those in need in the winter, or putting together a team to raise money for a good cause, serving others is at the heart of our firm. At Paley Rothman, we know that it is not only important, but necessary to remain committed to the community.

Some of the organizations our attorneys and staff are involved with include:

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Professional and Civic Communities

Hearts & Homes for Youth

Hearts & Homes for Youth is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth who have experienced abuse, neglect, mental health issues, homelessness, and other trauma, to make positive life choices and build brighter futures. They offer programs throughout the state including group homes, therapeutic group homes, foster care, independent living, a program for pregnant and parenting teen mothers, and a workforce readiness program. Their devoted staff of child welfare professionals provides the youth with therapy, academic support, vocational training, case management, advocacy, and life skills training in a nurturing, homelike environment.

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The Vinetta Project

The Vinetta Project is an influential ecosystem that supports high growth female founders in taking their businesses to the next level. The Vinetta ecosystem transforms the way companies are built and funded by leveraging the unique value proposition that women provide. When you give women equal access to information, resources, connections and capital, companies and investors will not only see higher ROIs, our global population will prosper both socially and economically.

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Women Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE)

It is WEAVE’s mission to build a community that does not tolerate domestic violence and sexual assault and provides survivors with the support they need to be safe and thrive. WEAVE’s vision is a community free of violence and abuse.

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Washington Animal Rescue League

For more than 100 years, the Washington Animal Rescue League has rescued, cared for and adopted homeless companion animals in our nation’s capital. Its mission continues to evolve as conditions change and animals face new and different challenges, but the core of that mission remains unchanged: to honor and strengthen the human-animal bond by providing the best quality care for homeless dogs and cats, and supporting companion animals in their homes through affordable veterinary care, community outreach, and education.

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News

September 26, 2022

Jessica Summers Provides Commentary for HR Dive Concerning Pre-Employment Testing Policies

Employment Law Principal, Jessica Summers, spoke with Ryan Golden of HR Dive to provide commentary for, "Employers face ‘new era’ of drug testing in post-pandemic landscape" on September 22, 2022.

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Blog

Presenting Presidential Medal of Freedom Winner, Sylvia Mendez

A young Mexican-American girl named Sylvia Mendez was at the center of the famous Mendez v. Westminster case from 1947, which led to the desegregation of schools for Latino...

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Awards

Litigation Attorney Trish Weaver accepted the Andrew L. Sonner Diversity Award for upholding the highest standards of the legal profession by encouraging racial and cultural diversity in the hiring, retention and promotion of attorneys. The award was given by the Bar Association of Montgomery County.

Starting in November, HR Director Mandi Baldwin, Senior Legal Assistant/Paralegal Brandon Hallmark, and Attorney Trish Weaver took a Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Course with the Bar Association of Montgomery County. We are immensely proud of the dedication of these three Paley People and encourage others to Listen, Learn and Teach.

Paley Rothman is proud to announce that three of our distinguished attorneys were named 2022 Washingtonian Top Financial Advisers for the 3rd consecutive time amongst approximately 50 Top Estate Attorneys in the DC Metropolitan area. We are honored to have Jeffrey Kolender, Paula Calimafde, and Michelle Chapin in our sophisticated and caring estate planning and estate administration groups. Both groups are known for their familiarity with cutting edge techniques while providing exceptional service to our clients.

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