Orange County’s legal community joins together for “Suits for a Cause” clothing drive

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Orange County Women Lawyers Association rallies for WHW

During the month of March, the Orange County legal community joins together for the 8th annual “Suits for a Cause” clothing drive, to support the job seekers of nonprofit WHW, which provides the unemployed and underemployed the skills and resources they need to get and keep a good job.

Sixty-nine law firms and legal businesses and organizations are working together to donate professional suits to WHW for one of the nonprofit’s largest clothing drives of the year, particularly for complete suit donations for job seekers.

The “Suits for a Cause” clothing drive concludes with a celebratory luncheon on Thursday, March 29 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Orange County Bar Association located at 4101 Westerly Place, Newport Beach.

During the luncheon, Justice Eileen C. Moore will provide an exclusive presentation on “Gender Issues in the U.S. Supreme Court and Hollywood Movies,” which will look at law and culture with regard to women including how issues involving women have evolved in the nation’s highest court and how the movie industry has portrayed women at these same times. Her presentation is MCLE certified and fulfills the Elimination of Bias requirement for attorneys.

WHW was founded by two legal professionals and survivors of domestic abuse who faced the task of rebuilding their professional wardrobes and self-esteem to return to the workforce in 1993. WHW has grown from providing 63 women with professional apparel to help prepare them for interviews 25 years ago to now serving more than 8,000 job seekers (men and women) each year and empowering them to navigate a complex job search with a multitude of tools. WHW is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and since its inception has served more than 90,000 job seekers with programs including Employment Readiness Workshops, Computer Training, Job Placement Assistance, Employment Retention Assistance and Professional Apparel including interview-appropriate apparel and accessories.

For more information about “Suits for a Cause” and the full list of participating legal firms, groups and companies visit http://whw.org/contribute/suits-for-a-cause.