PCBA 2019 Annual Installation Dinner

Congratulations to the incoming officers and directors of the Placer County Bar Association! Join our FPS legal team in support of the organization at this fun and casual evening with colleagues, guests, and judges. The celebration will be held on Thursday, January 17th at Timber Creek – Del Webb in Roseville. Learn more.

Our Kristen Sellers will assume a “member-at-large” board position for 2019 and managing shareholder Neil Forester will receive the PCBA Pro Bono Award for his contributions in our community.

The majority of Neil’s pro bono service has gone to WEAVE, the primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County.

Neil started volunteering for WEAVE in 2006 via the committee overseeing construction of a new safe house. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2011 and in 2019 is the Immediate Past President after serving a two-year stint as Board Chair.

Most notably, Neil was one of the chief architects of “WEAVE Legal,” the redesigned legal services program which ensures victims have access to free and discounted legal assistance.  In 2014, his work on the project was recognized by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors with a Hero of Human Service Award. Since it launched in 2013, WEAVE Legal has helped more than 27,000 survivors. Neil continues to provide supervision and consultation to WEAVE staff attorneys on their DV cases and periodically teaches the program’s free legal workshops on the divorce process.

Beyond the legal work, Neil, members of his firm and their families help WEAVE with fundraising efforts throughout the year, including “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” the light-hearted men’s march to help raise awareness about serious issues surrounding sexual violence. The team rallies around events benefitting Sharing Parents of Sacramento, Habitat for Humanity, Families for Early Autism Treatment, and NorCal Boxer Rescue, among others.

FPS also gives back to the local legal community, through various volunteer court positions, minor’s counsel, alumni mentor programs, adjunct teaching, CLE presentations . . . and now in leadership for PCBA, through Kristen Sellers.