Archives for March 2010

Client Conversations, the Role of the Donor Advisor

Lanier Thomas, head of the firm’s Wealth Management team, presented “Client Conversations, the Role of the Donor Advisor,” to the Deans and Associate Deans of the various colleges at California State University, Fresno.  The talk focused on communication skills and techniques designed to help donors clarify their passions and purpose in giving.  Topics included basics of planned giving strategies and the current thinking from the planned giving community on strategic philanthropy. … [Read more...]

Lang Richert & Patch Leads Central Valley Law Firms in Growing Green.

It started with a simple decision to switch from buying bottled water to installing a filtered water system. Today Lang, Richert and Patch has adopted a series of environmentally friendly policies that led it to become the first private law firm based in the Central Valley to be recognized by the ABA as a Partner in their Climate Challenge program. “We have learned that going green today can mean saving green” said partner, Robert Patch II.  Lang, Richert and Patch has shown that you can … [Read more...]

Ana de Alba Joins Newly Formed State Bar Committee

Ana de Alba has joined the newly formed State Bar of California Pro Bono Coordinating Committee ("PBCC"). PBCC is a joint project of the California Commission on Access to Justice and the State Bar Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services. PBCC's mission is to encourage, facilitate, and coordinate pro bono efforts throughout the state by: developing and maintaining communications between PBCC and other pro bono related entities; providing a forum for identifying gaps in, and … [Read more...]