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What Causes Are Close to Your Heart?

October 31, 2017

Adrianne L. GoinsAdrianne L. Goins
Counsel
Vinson & Elkins LLP

I volunteer with a few different organizations through the Community Outreach Task Force at Vinson & Elkins LLP. Every spring, I lead a negotiation workshop for middle school students in the Higher Achievement Program. Higher Achievement works with highly motivated but socioeconomically challenged scholars to develop the skills they need to go to a competitive high school, and then to a great college.

I also volunteer with school clubs and have incorporated support groups as nonprofits so they can raise funds for extracurricular activities and encourage broader participation. Activities such as orchestra and robotics are wonderful opportunities for young students, but they can be out of reach for some families due to the associated costs. As attorneys, and as members of this community, we have an obligation to help those in need. I am happy I can use my unique skillset to contribute to the community.


What cause is close to your heart? Email Thai Phi Le at tle@dcbar.org and we can feature you and your work here!