BiState In the Community

The Illinois Dog Bite lawyers at the BiState Injury Law Center are dedicated helping people recover after they have been attacked by animals. However, our commitment to our neighbors does not stop when we leave the office. We are proud to support and participate with a number of charities that share our values. These are fantastic organizations that we are individually involved with, and we urge you to learn more about them.

Jane Doe Advocacy Center

janeThe Jane Doe Advocacy Center seeks to improve the state of public health by assisting and empowering survivors and those at-risk of sexual violence by providing legal services and education about their options under the law. The goal is to to create long-term solutions to the challenges faced by the survivors of sexual violence by utilizing the tools and resources of the legal system. Through those efforts, along with collaboration with mental health and healthcare professionals, Jane Doe seeks to provide practical, knowledgeable, and innovative legal services to a much needed area of public health.

BiState proudly serves as litigation counsel for Jane Doe and provides trial advice to assist Jane Doe’s efforts to find justice for the victims of sexual violence.

Visit Jane Doe Advocacy Center Website

Special Needs Soccer Association (SPENSA)

The Special Needs Soccer Association (SPENSA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 company that brings soccer to young people with disabilities to help build confidence, increase social interaction and have fun. The program is open to any boy or girl,ages 5-21, with a disability. It is designed to bring the excitement and fun of playing soccer to players who traditionally have not had a place in the youth soccer system. SPENSA is free of charge to all of these very special children. The program is privately funded through the generous donations of individuals and corporations, as well as many local youth soccer clubs.

BiState Lawyers are proud to volunteer as helpers and coaches at SPENSA events throughout the Spring and Fall. Please click the link below to find out how you can volunteer as well.

Visit SPENSA Website

Raven

janeRaven is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to domestic violence intervention and prevention in St. Louis, Missouri. Its mission is to foster peaceful relationships, families, and communities by increasing self-awareness, challenging abuse and control, teaching alternative behaviors, and promoting personal responsibility.Raven is the 3rd oldest batterers intervention program in the United States and proudly meets or exceeds all standards set forth by the Association of Batterer Intervention Providers (ABIP) and the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MCADSV).

BiState is a proud supporter of Raven.

Visit Raven Website

Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants to the Arts (VLAA)

Founded in 1982, St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA) connects artists and arts organizations of every discipline with accountants and lawyers who donate their time and expertise to help their appreciative clients navigate the complicated world of finance and law. It also provide information and skills training designed to help the arts community develop sound business practices. Through VLAA, more than 300 accountants and lawyers offer counsel to artists and administrators who are asking for help in record numbers. Each year, volunteers donate more than $100,000 in pro bono services to the arts community.

BiState attorneys donate their legal services to deserving artists who otherwise may not be able to afford access to an attorney, primarily for issues involving copyrights and trademarks.

Visit VLAA Website

We encourage everyone to learn more about these incredible organizations that are making impacts in our community.