San Diego’s Better Business Bureau The Better Business Bureau of San Diego is a non-profit orga- nization, supported by local businesses, that seeks to foster an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other. The Bureau’s purpose is to give consumers and businesses alike an unbiased source to guide them on matters of trust.The San Diego Bureau provides educational information, expert advice, and arbitration free of charge and easily accessible to all. Andrew Skale serves as a certified and trained arbitrator for the Bureau, helping to resolve disputes by listening to both sides, weighing the evidence, and issuing a decision. Better Business Bureaus have a national reputation for fairness, as all arbitrators remain neutral in disputes and are recognized for settling prob- lems as quickly as possible. Andrew is assisted by Bruce Elder in this process; both attorneys have attended multiple hearings on matters in front of the Bureau and have written opinions that serve as final judgment on a variety of cases. Andrew most enjoys his role as arbitrator because it offers citizens who don’t have the resources to hire a lawyer a venue and an opportunity to plead their case. The Sports Legacy Institute The Sports Legacy Institute (SLI) is dedicated to advancing the study, treatment, and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups, including members of the military. Through its efforts, SLI aims to keep athletes safe and promote awareness of the risks of concussions. Mintz Levin and SLI worked together to secure SLI’s tax-exempt status. Christopher Bird, Brian Dunphy, Elissa Flynn-Poppey, and Steve Weiner have also worked closely with SLI in its formative years and provided guidance and advice on a range of health law, corporate, and tax issues as it has grown. Suited for Change Founded in 1992, Suited for Change provides professional clothing and ongoing career and life skills education to low-income women to increase their employment and job retention potential and to contribute to their economic independence. Karen Lovitch managed our relationship with this client, which involved drafting the Board of Directors agreement and other corporate and employment matters, with assistance from Anthony Hubbard, Robert Gault,Tyrone Thomas, Jennifer Cukier, Adrienne Walker, and Quincy Ewell. The Tahirih Justice Center The Tahirih Justice Center is a non-profit organization that works to protect immigrant women and girls from gender-based violence through legal services, advocacy, and public education programs. Through this coordinated effort, Tahirih has ensured the immediate protection and safety of its clients as well as their long-term well-being by informing the public of the unique challenges immigrant survivors of violence face and, ultimately, creating lasting legal and social change. Over the past few years, Mintz Levin attorneys have helped many women survivors of domestic abuse on a path to U.S. citizenship through the U-visa andViolence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petition process. Last year, Carrie Roll took on a VAWA case for a client who had been the victim of physical and mental abuse at the hands of her U.S. resident husband. She was assisted in this effort by Farrah Short and records associate Lorena Bonilla (who provided translation services). Mintz Levin looks forward to continuing its partnership with Tahirih to protect immigrant women and girls from domestic abuse.  Our Partners in Change