COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
At Miller Law Group, we believe it is our obligation to give back to our community. We are proud to support and provide legal services to organizations committed to the advancement of diverse communities. Here are just a few examples of the work our firm, attorneys, and staff are doing:

  • Miller Law Group won Third Prize and reached Gold Partner status in the 2011 San Francisco Food from the Bar program, competing against 73 San Francisco law firms -- many of them large firms -- and corporate legal departments by raising money and food donations. In addition, firm volunteers spent time sorting, cleaning, and packing food at the San Francisco Food Bank.

Food From the Bar
Miller Law Group Employees and friends at the San Francisco Food Bank.


  • Miller Law Group supports organizations committed to the advancement of women and minorities, such as GirlVentures, which is dedicated to empowering adolescent girls to develop and express their strengths, and Foot Locker Foundation, which hosts an annual benefit for the United Negro College Fund.

  • Annually, Miller Law Group sponsors a local public school serving underprivileged communities so that the children can attend NatureBridge’s outdoor experiential field science program.

  • Every year, Miller Law Group participates in the Bar Association of San Francisco’s (“BASF”) Head Start Holiday Gift Program by “adopting” a Head Start preschool class. The children -- many of whom have special needs, are at risk, or are homeless -- write “Dear Santa” letters, and Miller Law Group’s employees purchase the requested gifts and personally deliver them to the children. When possible, the firm also sponsors a holiday party for the children.

  • Miller Law Group provides financial support for Walden House, a nonprofit substance abuse treatment center.

  • Miller Law Group attorneys are active in a variety of organizations including: the Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, an organization focused on underprivileged children and seniors in the West Oakland community; Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), which trains dogs to assist people with disabilities; the Bread Project, an organization promoting self-sufficiency by providing culinary training and job referral assistance for low-income individuals; Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, an LGBT bar association; Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC), a non-profit devoted to integrated disability and absence management; and NatureBridge, a nonprofit focused on providing experiential field science programs in national parks for youth in underserved communities.


PRO BONO WORK

  • We handled an appeal for a children’s foundation that provides educational and related opportunities for local inner city youth.

  • We represented a disability services nonprofit in long-running appellate litigation. The organization coordinates and oversees provision of services to developmentally disabled individuals to assist them in participating in their communities to the best of their abilities.

  • Through the state bar’s Volunteer Legal Services Program, an attorney successfully defended an indigent mother of three in an eviction matter.

  • The firm does ongoing work for a number of other nonprofits, such as NatureBridge, Marin Abused Women’s Services, and the Bread Project.


NatureBridge
At the NatureBridge (NB) Headlands Institute with former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (from left to right: Jason Morris, NB VP of External Affairs; Tracy Thompson, Miller Law Group shareholder and NB Vice Chair for Operations; Stephen Lockhart, M.D., NB Chair; Susan Smartt, NB President and CEO; Brea Jones, NB Marketing and Communications Specialist; Melissa Meiris, Education Director, Headlands Institute).


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