legal services to the organization, under the guidance of attorney Jeff Moerdler. Jeff is an EMT with Hatzalah and co-president of its local chapter in Riverdale. He also serves on the executive board of the city-wide parent entity and as co-chair of its legal committee. Attorneys Russell Fox and Alyssia Bryant, with assistance from others, have continued to work on communications regulatory issues for Hatzalah. In 2015, the team obtained a landmark ruling from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) allowing Hatzalah to be the first nongovernmental entity authorized by the FCC to receive caller ID information for blocked land lines, and the team is now working on a similar application for cell phones. The attorneys then successfully sought a similar ruling from the New York Public Service Commission and are working to implement it. In addition, they have handled various other FCC permitting applications for Hatzalah’s private radio broadcast antenna network. Jeff and attorney Amy Lu regularly handle antenna lease negotiations for Hatzalah’s antenna network, including a critical lease for the relocation of one of Hatzalah’s Manhattan-covering antennas, one of two principal antennas, this year. Attorney Steve Friedberg also handled construction issues on that antenna lease. Amy worked on various government grant applications for Hatzalah in addition to the lease negotiations. HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) represents more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest, and safe at home, at work, and in the community. The HRC logo—a bold, yellow equal sign on a dark blue background—is one of the most recognizable symbols of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. It has become synonymous with the fight for equal rights for LGBTQ Americans. In 2016, the Mintz Levin team assisted HRC with general trademark matters, and offered guidance on a number of projects and campaigns including Love Conquers Hate, Chefs for Equality, and Make America Gay Again. This dedicated team included attorneys Christine Baker, Timur Slonim, and Elissa Flynn-Poppey, as well as legal specialist Sarah Sherman and our manager of research and reference, Susan Cleary. KISORO CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION Mintz Levin assisted with the formation of a new Massachusetts nonprofit organization, Kisoro Children’s Foundation, Inc., founded to support the education, health, and welfare of children and families in Kisoro, Uganda. Although there is universal elementary education in Uganda, the teachers are paid very poorly, especially in more rural areas such as Kisoro. The universal curriculum is largely ineffective because it is based on rote learning. Class sizes are typically in the 40-50 student range, and teachers oftentimes do not show up for work. The Uganda nonprofit and school hope to alleviate this problem by reducing class sizes, charging a comparable amount of tuition, increasing teacher salaries, and providing a better educational program for students. The school is looking to construct a new permanent building, due to an increase in demand for its services. Currently, the school caters to elementary school children living in Kisoro and aims to expand by adding more grades and students. Mintz Levin continues to collaborate with the newly formed organiza- tion and is working with the foundation to obtain federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. (continued) 39