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FORESTER PURCELL STOWELL’s commitment to community runs deep. Sharing our time and talents to help those most in need  — through volunteerism and pro bono legal assistance — grounds our firm culture.

Dedication to WEAVE Since 2006

  • WEAVE is the primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County.
  • We helped to launch and now consult for WEAVE Legal, a provider of free and low-cost legal services for eligible domestic violence victims.
  • We developed a curriculum for WEAVE’s complimentary workshops to the public on topics ranging from domestic violence restraining order applications and divorce paperwork to understanding the child custody process and advocating for your children.
  • Neil Forester currently serves on WEAVE’s Board of Directors as Immediate Past President (2019) and has held the following positions: Executive Committee, President (2017-2018); Programs Committee; Legal Committee; Facilities Committee during construction of a new WEAVE Safehouse.
  • Our legal team has sponsored and participated in various fundraisers, including Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Holiday Toy Shoppe, Feast for WEAVE, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and WEAVE’s 40th Anniversary Gala [video].

Representative Pro Bono Cases

  • Representation of woman seeking domestic violence restraining order against same-sex cohabitant, resulting in full settlement of case
  • Representation of abused Hmong woman seeking domestic violence restraining orders against violent husband who was seeking to have her deported, resulting in successful resolution of all issues
  • Representation of children through the juvenile dependency process to protect their rights, ensure their safety, and attempt reunification with their parents.

Elsewhere in the Community

Members of our firm also support the following projects and organizations:

  • Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT)
  • Capital Public Radio
  • NorCal Boxer Rescue
  • 100+ Women Who Care Sacramento Valley
  • Habitat for Humanity Women Build
  • Sharing Parents of Sacramento
  • Voluntary Legal Services Program of Northern California – Family Law Assistance Project
  • Placer County Bar Association Board of Directors
  • McGeorge School of Law Alumni Advisor Network
  • New Family Law Lawyers Group
  • CEB – Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Sacramento County Law Library MCLE Program