Barristers,

We’re headed back to Samoshel this Saturday to make a homemade Italian dinner replete with Roman-style Chicken, Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, Caesar Salad with Pancetta, Panzanella (sort of like a mixed up bruschetta salad) and a Berry Strata (a berry bread pudding)! 

BHBA Barristers head to Samoshel Homeless Shelter in Santa Monica the 2nd Saturday of every month to help prepare food and serve a meal to about 60 of the City's homeless! If you've never been before, come join us! If you have, you know it's fun, easy and very rewarding!

What: BHBA Barristers Community Outreach Event – Give back to your community and network with other young like-minded professionals!

When: This Saturday, December 8th from 3:00-5:00 pm (you still get your Saturday night!). We start preparing at 3:00 pm and start serving dinner at 4:30 pm or so.

Where: Samoshel Homeless Shelter – 505 Olympic Blvd in Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Why: It's a great opportunity to network, get a little perspective, develop a connection with the community and make a real difference!

Parking: Pull into the lot out front (we squeeze in as many as possible) or take metered parking on the street (but read the signs!).

Please RSVP so we know how many volunteers to expect.

Thanks and see you there!

For questions or more info, contact the Community Outreach Committee Co-Chairs Jeanine Percival Wright (jpwright@mediatemple.com) or Anton Labrentz (anton@MrDuiLa.com).

Pizza!! Pizza!! at BHBA Barristers Samoshel, Saturday October 13th, 3-5pm

Barristers,

Get the door! It’s Samoshel! This month we’re making HOMEMADE PIZZAs!! If you have a favorite topping (i.e., pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, black olives or even anchovies!), bring it and you can make your own specialty pizza! We’ll provide all the rest!

Yes, we're headed back to Samoshel Homeless Shelter in Santa Monica this Saturday to help prepare food and serve a meal to about 60 of the City's homeless! If you've never been before, come join us! If you have, you know it's fun, easy and very rewarding!

What: BHBA Barristers Community Outreach Event – Give back to your community and network with other young like-minded professionals!

When: This Saturday, October 13th from 3:00-5:00 pm (you still get your Saturday night!). We start preparing at 3:00 pm and start serving dinner at 4:30 pm or so.

Where: Samoshel Homeless Shelter – 505 Olympic Blvd in Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Why: It's a great opportunity to get a little perspective, develop a connection with the community and make a real difference!

Parking: Pull into the lot out front (we squeeze in as many as possible) or take metered parking on the street (but read the signs!).

Please RSVP so we know how many volunteers we will have.

For questions or more info, contact the Community Outreach Committee Co-Chairs Jeanine Percival Wright (jpwright@rkmc.com) or Anton Labrentz (anton@MrDuiLa.com).

Thanks and see you there!

Samoshel – Barristers Community Outreach Event – Sat, June 9, 3-5pm

We're headed back to Samoshel Homeless Shelter in Santa Monica again this Saturday to help prepare food and serve a meal to about 60 of the City's homeless! If you've never been before, come join us! If you have, you know it's fun, easy and very rewarding!

Barristers Jeanine Percival Wright, Anton Labrentz and Nick Blesich will plan the meal and buy the food – you just have to show up at 3:00 pm to help us cook and serve!

What: BHBA Barristers Community Outreach Event – Give back to your community and network with other young like-minded professionals!

When: This Saturday, June 9th from 3:00-5:00 pm (you still get your Saturday night!). We start cooking at 3:00 pm and start serving dinner at 4:30 pm or so.

Where: Samoshel Homeless Shelter – 505 Olympic Blvd in Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Why: It's a great opportunity to get a little perspective, develop a connection with the community and make a real difference!

Parking: Pull into the lot out front (we squeeze in as many as possible) or take metered parking on the street (but read the signs!).

Our group usually feeds 50-60 people for about $150. If you can throw in a couple of bucks to help offset the cost of the food, that would be fantastic. But even if you can't, still come and help out. We’ll be really glad you did! And so will you!

For questions or more info, contact the Community Outreach Committee Co-Chairs Jeanine Percival Wright (jpwright@rkmc.com) or Anton Labrentz (labrentz@me.com).

Thanks and see you there!

Samoshel – Barristers Community Outreach Event – Sat, May 12, 3-5pm

We're headed back to Samoshel Homeless Shelter in Santa Monica this Saturday to help prepare food and serve a meal to about 60 of the City's homeless! If you've never been before, come join us! If you have, you know it's fun, easy and very rewarding!

Barristers Jeanine Percival Wright, Anton Labrentz and Nick Blesich will plan the meal and buy the food – you just have to show up at 3:00 pm to help us cook and serve!

What: BHBA Barristers Community Outreach Event – Give back to your community and network with other young like-minded professionals!

When: This Saturday, May 12th from 3:00-5:00 pm (you still get your Saturday night!). We start cooking at 3:00 pm and start serving dinner at 4:30 pm or so.

Where: Samoshel Homeless Shelter – 505 Olympic Blvd in Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Why: It's a great opportunity to get a little perspective, develop a connection with the community and make a real difference!

Parking: Pull into the lot out front (we squeeze in as many as possible) or take metered parking on the street (but read the signs!).

Our group usually feeds 50-60 people for about $150. If you can throw in a couple of bucks to help offset the cost of the food, that would be fantastic. But even if you can't, still come and help out. We’ll be really glad you did! And so will you!

For questions or more info, contact the Community Outreach Committee Co-Chairs Jeanine Percival Wright (jpwright@rkmc.com) or Anton Labrentz (labrentz@me.com).

Barristers’ “Party for a Cause” Samoshel Fundraiser Benefit a Hit! Thank you to all!

The Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers’ “SOS Party for a Cause” fundraiser at the House of Blues last month was a spectacular hit! Our generous patrons allowed us to raise funds just shy of our $2000 goal! We thank each and every supporter and volunteer for helping us to continue our mission of preparing and serving meals to the residents of Samoshel Homeless Shelter in Santa Monica every month.

Santa Monica Shelter (SaMoShel) is a 70-bed facility that is part of Ocean Park Community Center’s Interim Housing Program and provides temporary residence and a broad range of programs, including life and social skills classes, as guests work toward permanent housing.

We feel very fortunate to be a part of their mission and helping our community each month! We are also very grateful for all the volunteers that come out every month to make it happen! If you are interested in participating, please contact the Community Outreach Committee Co-Chairs Jeanine Percival Wright (jpwright@rkmc.com) or Anton Labrentz (labrentz@me.com).

If Barrister leaders have additional photos to post of this successful event (this is the only one I have!), please share! A special thank you to the event's main organizer, Gina Tennen, and our entertainer of the evening, DJ Paul Infrared, whom without the night would not have been the success we experienced. Thank you again to everyone who helped and for everyone's generosity!

Press Release Bulletin:

Every month members of the young lawyers section of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, called the Barristers, purchase, cook up and serve a dinner to nearly 60 homeless residents of the Santa Monica Homeless Shelter (aka Samoshel). Donations for the program come from the Barristers themselves or their fundraising activities. Most recently, they held a special benefit event at The House of Blues, Hollywood, on April 12th, from which they raised nearly $2000, enough to provide meals at Samoshel for an entire year! Volunteers say it is a great way to give back to the community, gain a little perspective and network with other young like-minded professionals. The Barristers make a real difference!

Samoshel – Barristers Community Outreach Event this Saturday, April 14th from 3:00-5:00pm

Barristers,

We're headed back to Samoshel Homeless Shelter in Santa Monica this Saturday to help prepare food and serve a meal to about 60 of the City's homeless! If you've never been before, come join us! If you have, you know it's fun, easy and very rewarding!

Barristers Jeanine Percival Wright, Anton Labrentz and Nick Blesich will plan the meal and buy the food – you just have to show up at 3:00 to help us cook and serve.

What: BHBA Barristers Community Outreach Event – Give back to your community and network with other young like-minded professionals!

When: This Saturday, April 14th from 3:00-5:00pm (you still get your Saturday night!). We start cooking at 3:00 pm and start serving dinner at 4:30 or so.

Where: Samoshel Homeless Shelter – 505 Olympic Blvd in Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Why: It's a great opportunity to get a little perspective, develop a connection with the community and make a real difference!

Parking: Pull into the lot out front (we squeeze in as many as possible) or take metered parking on the street (but read the signs!).

Our group usually feeds 50-60 people for about $150. If you can throw in a couple of bucks to help offset the cost of the food, that would be fantastic. But even if you can't, still come and help out. You’ll be really glad you did! And so will we! 

For questions or more info, contact the Community Outreach Committee Co-Chairs Jeanine Percival Wright (jpwright@rkmc.com) or Anton Labrentz (labrentz@me.com).

P.S. If you can't come out to the shelter on Saturday, join us this Thursday, April 12th at the House of Blues for an awesome Samoshel Fundraiser! More info below:

The Beverly Hills Bar Association's Barristers invite you to a special event on Thursday, April 12th @ 8pm at The House of Blues (8430 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood) with DJ Paul Infrared. "SOS Party for a Cause" benefits Samoshel Homeless Shelter in Santa Monica where we prepare and serve meals to the residents every month. Our goal is to raise $2000 – enough for a year's worth of food! Suggested donation is $15 and all proceeds help the shelter.

Come join us and support this awesome cause! Thanks and hope to see you there!

Samoshel – Barristers Community Outreach Event this Saturday, March 10th from 3:00-5:30

This coming Saturday, March 10, 2012, BHBA Barristers and law students from local law schools will cook up and serve a Mardi Gras-inspired meal to nearly 60 homeless residents of the Santa Monica Homeless Shelter (aka Samoshel). Come join us!

Barristers Jeanine Percival Wright, Anton Labrentz and Nick Blesich will plan the meal and buy the food – you just have to show up at 3:00 to help us cook and serve.

The Barristers go to Samoshel the second Saturday of every month from 3:00-5:30.

If you've never been before, we'd love to have you! If you have, you know it's fun, easy and very rewarding! Give back to your community and network with other young like-minded professionals all at the same time. It's a great opportunity to get a little perspective, develop a connection with the community and make a real difference!

Samoshel Homeless Shelter – 505 Olympic Blvd in Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Pull into the lot out front (we squeeze in as many as possible) or take metered parking on the street (but read the signs!).

Come and help out. You’ll be really glad you did!

For questions or more info, contact the Community Outreach Committee Co-Chairs Jeanine Percival Wright (jpwright@rkmc.com) or Anton Labrentz (labrentz@me.com)