45 Right Question Institute The Right Question Institute is a nonprofit organization whose main objective is to help people develop effective tools for participating in the decision-making processes that affect them. Through a carefully designed protocol, the Right Question Institute has created a method for thinking about, researching, and formulating questions and actively engaging in the day-to-day processes that affect all of our lives. Mintz Levin has been in the fortunate position to be involved with the Right Question Institute from its beginning, helping the organization to obtain a US trademark registration for its Right Question trademark and to develop and implement a licensing program to make sure it receives appropriate credit when allowing others to use its intellectual property. Former Mintz Levin attorney Geri Haight and attorneys Joseph DiCioccio and Christine Baker have contributed. San Diego Better Business Bureau The Better Business Bureau of San Diego is a nonprofit organization, supported by local businesses, that seeks to foster an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers can trust each other.The organization provides free and accessible educational information and expert advice to consumers and businesses alike. Attorney Andrew Skale has served as an arbitrator on multiple matters in front of the Better Business Bureau and has written opinions that serve as a final judgment on a variety of cases. San Diego Half Marathon Attorneys Eddie Rodriguez and Brandon Willenberg provide legal counsel to the San Diego Half Marathon, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) with all net proceeds going towards community service projects and select charitable causes in San Diego. In 2012, over 8,000 runners participated in the race, which is organized and run completely by volunteers. The San Diego Half Marathon also benefits additional charities by enabling runners to raise money for any or all of the select causes that are important to them. The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare AsKenSchwartz,aMintzLevinattorney,battledcancer,herecognized how the human kindness he received from his caregivers made his plight a little more bearable. Before he died in 1995, he envisioned what would become the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening relationships between patients and caregivers with the goal of promoting compassionate care. The firm provided pro bono legal work to establish the Schwartz Center and has contributed thousands of hours of support, helping the organization write and update its bylaws, address governance concerns, draft and review contracts, and handle intellectual property, trademark, and government relations issues. Attorney Steve Weiner serves as the organization’s general counsel, and attorneys Peter Biagetti and Tony Starr serve on its board. In 2012, attorneys Dianne Bourque, Samantha Kingsbury, Kim Gold, Rachel Irving, Susan Neuberger Weller, Quincy Ewell, Sue Finegan, and Elissa Flynn-Poppey lent additional pro bono support. One area of focus has been the Schwartz Center Rounds program. Adopted by hundreds of hospitals across the United States and in the United Kingdom, the program allows caregivers from different disciplines to come together on a regular basis to discuss the most challenging emotional and social issues that arise in caring for patients. Samantha has reviewed the program’s contracts, while Dianne has provided advice on HIPAA compliance and Susan has attended to intellectual property matters. Kim recently reviewed the program’s standard agreement. A commitment to honoring the memory of Ken Schwartz helps sustain the firm’s dedication to the organization that bears his name. Peter captures the firm’s contributions most eloquently: “Timeless work, in timeless memory of a magnificent man.” WearedeeplygratefultoMintzLevinforitsextraordinaryworkonbehalf of the Schwartz Center. The firm’s attorneys not only provide us with superb legal advice, but also critical strategic and business counsel. And they have been instrumental in our organization’s growth and success. Julie Rosen Executive Director Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare