LOS ANGELES – Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP’s Los Angeles office is pleased to have hosted a day of interactive, educational and fun events for the children of its employees on April 24 in celebration of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. The program exposes girls and boys to what a parent or mentor in their lives does during the work day, while simultaneously showing them the value of their education, helping them discover the power and possibilities associated with a balanced work and family life, and providing them an opportunity to share how they envision the future and begin steps toward their end goals in a hands-on and interactive environment.
The theme of the day was “Making Choices for a Better World” and Katten reinforced this theme in its planned activities, while also embracing one of its own initiatives, “Seeds of Tomorrow,” which exposed the children to environmental issues including “the four R’s” (Re-Use, Re-Cycle, Reduce and Respect).
The events at the firm were attended by 20 children and included a mock trial, in which Katten attorneys acted as judge, prosecutor and defense attorney, while the children served as the jury and witnesses. Katten also offered an interactive tour of its internal departments, aimed at giving the children an understanding of what each department does and how it contributes to the function of the law firm. The tour of Katten’s library, for example, featured a session with the firm’s law librarian in which the children looked up legal words and their meanings. The day also included a Q&A session with Katten co-managing partner and well-known entertainment litigator Gail Title.
Building on the “Seeds of Tomorrow” theme, the children were also invited to write about their ideas for recycling and saving the planet, and planted seedlings in pots to take home to plant outdoors.
“We felt that it was important to make this day fun and informative for the children, to give them a better understanding of what their parents do when they come to the office each day,” said Ms. Title. “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day should be more than just a day of company-sponsored babysitting. Our belief is that we owe our employees and their children more than that, and our experience has been that the attorneys and staff who participate enjoy the day just as much as the children.”