August 2012

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Baker Donelson shareholder Eddy De Los Santos of Houston is a long-time devotee and volunteer of Child Advocates, Inc., the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) chapter in Houston. CASA organizations use court-appointed volunteers to act as the voice for abused children.  If you want to learn more about the work of CAI and organizations like it, check outthis video Eddy recently made for inclusion in the online Giving Library – very informative and inspiring!  After circulating Eddy’s video in-house, I got all kinds of calls and emails from others who want to get involved in CASA work.  (more…)

I had what could only be termed a bittersweet experience last week – one of my favorite associates came by to tell me he was leaving the firm.  It’s too bad, for us, because he’s exactly the kind of guy any law firm needs.  Smart, funny, engaging and hard-working, with an entrepreneurial spirit.  The latter attribute was what led to his departure.  He wasn’t defecting to another law firm.  He was heading out on a great adventure in a business in which I have no doubt he will be a big success, and have a lot of fun. (more…)