In The Community
Scholarships & Programs
Eastern PA Office
Jeffrey Sotland is the President of the Board of Directors of the Support Center for Child Advocates. Along with Mr. Sotland’s involvement on the Board of Directors, Stephen Ledva, Jr, Robert W. Bucher, III and Ashley B. Friedman all serve as Support Center volunteers, representing children in support of the mission of this non profit organization.
The Support Center advocates for victims of child abuse and neglect with the goal of securing safety, justice, well-being and a permanent, nurturing environment for every child.
The three offices on Florida are actively in the DeMoya Foundation. This is a non-profit that excels in placing young adults with disabilities in employment positions.
The attorneys from these offices also routinely hold food drives for Feeding South Florida, South Florida’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization.
The Maryland Office is a sponsor of the Baltimore County Bar Association (BCBA) Summer Scholars Program. One of the goals of the BCBA’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee is to ensure that law firms in Baltimore County have diverse and qualified applicant pools when considering hiring needs. With that goal in mind, the BCBA Diversity & Inclusion Committee launched the Summer Scholars program which is designed to place diverse applicants in summer internships with firms in Baltimore County. We have participated in this program the past two years and have hired summer law clerks through the program with great success. The law students hired through the program have received invaluable experience in a fast-paced litigation practice. The students are entrusted with important tasks while being closely supervised by senior members of the office and given the opportunity to attend depositions, mediations and trials.
The firm is also donor to the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS), which is a charitable organization providing pro bono civil legal assistance for those in need. MVLS also works to challenge racist structures and barriers within the civil legal system that lead to inequitable outcomes for Black Marylanders and other communities of color.
This office’s attorneys also volunteer with the following organizations:
- Children’s Aid Society of York, PA Lehman Center – the Children’s Aid Society operates three centers that address child welfare and child-parent relationships, its mission is to help children and their families build stronger, healthier lives
- CASA of Baltimore County-Court Appointed Special Advocate – CASA Volunteer Advocates assist in ensuring that abused and neglected children reach safe, permanent, and loving homes and receive every needed service while in foster care
New Jersey Office
The New Jersey Office is involved in the Minority Student Program at Rutgers University School of Law-Camden. We sponsor a Judicial Internship Program for 1Ls through MSP. These students will be able to rely on this financial support during their summer judicial internships as a result of this arrangement. In addition, we participate in the MSP student mentorship program.
This office also hosts food drives for the South Jersey Food Bank on a regular basis.
New York Office
Judith ElSherbini has been very involved with American Corporate Partners for approximately seven years. This work has included mentoring veterans (and some still active) in reaching next step life goals. Some of the mentees had goals of going to law school, some were changing jobs, some wanted coaching on corporate culture, and some just wanted to learn interviewing/job seeking skills.
We Are Proud To Participate In The Following Community Activities and Events
Congratulations Child Advocates Rising Star Award, Robert Bucher, III of Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers
Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers LLP is an official Gold Sponsor for the Swing for Change Child Advocates Gold Classic on September 27, 2021.
George Bogris – Presenter at the American Fire Sprinkler Association’s Annual Convention, Exhibition & Apprentice Competition in San Antonio, TX
Ela M. Hernandez Elected to Serve as National Secretary of the Hispanic National Bar Association
Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers, LLP is proud to announce that one of our Philadelphia partners, Jeffrey Sotland has been elected as President of the Board of Directors of the Support Center for Child Advocates.
Brian Eves is excited to be speaking at the @clm-alliance/@TheCLMalliance 2021 #CLMWCRRH Workers Compensation and Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Conference virtually on May 13th from 12:20 pm – 1:20 pm ET.