Dog Park Build Event Supporting the Animal Compassion Team (“ACT”) on Saturday, May 18, 2013

Julie Butler has always loved animals. As a senior civil litigation paralegal with 25 years of experience, Julie has provided legal support in over 35 jury trials involving issues in business litigation, personal injury, elder abuse, family law, and railroad law, among other areas. Her dedication to the law is second only to her dedication as a mother of five children and six pets, including three dogs, two birds, and one fish.

As a member of Lang, Richert & Patch’s 2013 Community Service Project (“CSP”) Committee, Julie drew upon her love and devotion to animals as a basis to organize promoting their health and safety throughout the Central Valley. ACT does just that by providing a safe haven for domestic animals through rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and sanctuary. ACT operates on a foster home based model and is staffed entirely by volunteers. In 2012, ACT was the beneficiary of a two acre lot which they transformed into a no-kill adoption facility known as the Sofia Adoption Center.

At Lang, Richert & Patch, Julie teamed with Frances Valdez, an associate attorney and fellow animal lover to bring this project to fruition. Frances is one of a number of firm employees who have adopted a rescue animal from ACT or other shelters. In an effort to give back to an organization that has done so much good in our community, members of Lang, Richert & Patch will be building a dog park at the Sofia Adoption Center on Saturday, May 18, 2013 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The Center is located at 2789 S. Orange Avenue in Fresno. Please join us!

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