Volume 1 Issue 1 October 15, 2020
Letter from the Editor

We are compiling information in this medium, not just as a way to chronicle our efforts to improve the community, but, more importantly, to bring you, our community, into these efforts, to channel the ideas of our clients, family and friends and hopefully to increase our joint impact by using our law practice as a tool and resource to improve the community we live in. 

We don’t have to reiterate the problems we are facing as a society right now; they seem to be continually on everyone’s lips. As such, we want to fully and positively tackle this moment. 


By highlighting ways to make it more affordable to raise a family, giving resources to strengthen families, providing support to community organizations that make our communities livable, and connecting more people with work and business opportunities. 

This publication is but one entry point to connection with our efforts. We hope you will join us.
Get to Know Us: Gerald Duty
In June 2019, we brought together ten community organizations tackling challenges related to increasing access to mentorship, entrepreneurship tools, immigration help, and other important community resources to ensure opportunity for all.
"I got into law, not because it was a money-making opportunity, but because I saw it as a track to public service. 

Yes, as a young guy, I thought it would lead to running for political office. But, as the years have passed and I’ve grown and balanced all the competing pressures that come with a lawyer’s life, I eventually began to see how public service could indeed be incorporated into my practice, whether or not I am in elected office. Actually, it is sort of our duty as lawyers.

In 2016, I took these thoughts seriously and began to dedicate myself to this notion of law as public service. I immersed myself in it, attending conferences, working with non-profits, churches, and community organizations, spending countless hours at think-tank seminars, listening and meeting diverse community groups, hearing about problems, organizing and speaking at events, and the like. I crisscrossed the country countless times and basically looked at life and people from a new perch. 

During these last four years, I have gone into communities where nobody owed me anything and had no reason to trust me. I had to be aware constantly that I had to invest in others (without thinking about any return), trusting that eventually something good would come out of it. Having faith that my efforts would not be in vain made all the difference and gave me strength to keep going. 

Yes, our country and our community face many difficult problems, and by extension, we necessarily do and will too, but, I am convinced that strong conviction can overcome a weak position. 

I am happy to be strengthening my own position by joining up with Carlos, Robert and the team. We share a common vision and values, but different experience and tools. 

And to provide evidence for my earlier assertion, this association was actually helped into existence, unbeknownst to me, by one of the community leaders from an organization that I had been investing countless hours in without the hope of tangible personal gain from it." 

This Month in History
Halloween in Times of Covid

Millions of Americans are determined to not let Covid spoil their Halloween traditions. Because of this the CDC is responding to this year’s special situation by publishing a list of ideas on how to safely celebrate Halloween in times of Covid. While our current Covid reality is a challenge for children and parents across the country, it does not mean that Halloween cannot still be fun. 

CDC guidance on modifying Halloween traditions this year includes:

  • Carving or decorating pumpkins with only members of your household
  • With neighbors or friends, carving or decorating pumpkins outside and at a safe distance
  • Decorating your house, apartment, or living space
  • Doing a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a safe distance
  • Having a virtual Halloween costume contest
  • Having a Halloween movie night with people you live with
  • Having a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house-to-house

These are not rules, of course, but guidance or ideas to help parents make decisions to help minimize the spread of this dangerous disease. There are many more example on the CDC website (which is linked below) to allow you to make the best decision for you and your family. Happy Halloween!
We will be writing on this and other helpful subjects in a monthly newsletter to keep you informed on what programs become available to help you in this time of economic uncertainty. We are here for you. Please contact us if we can help in any way with your legal matters.


Inspirational Moment
Every day you have to plan, every dayyou heard the saying, we don’t plan to fail, we fail to plan – hard work works.

Denzel Washington
Speak Up!
During this time of upheaval and transition, both economically and socially due to Covid, what are the main challenges you and your community face? You are our community. Don't leave us in the dark! Please click and let us know.

Have you seen good ideas or resources for tackling the problems we all face? We want to know and help spread the word.

Who is doing good work? Share the love.

Do you have a legal question? Of course, we take those too.
Covid Food Drives
Pneuma Church in Kendall has been working hard to support those affected by the Covid crisis, including the many who have been unable to work, either because of Covid or because of the business closures that have plagued our community and country.

We salute the efforts of those risking their own health to dedicate time and resources to help those in need.
Funny Moments

En el Cielo No Hay Hospital
Quote of the Month
“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make, makes you. Choose wisely.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Notable Birthdays

        Famous people born in October
Jimmy Carter, 39th U.S. President (1977-1981),
Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th U.S. President (1877-1881),
Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S. President (1953-1961),
Theodore Roosevelt, 26th U. S President, (1901-1909), and
Bill Gates, Microsoft executive, multi-multi billionaire.

 Our Family
Jennifer Herrera, Michael Tichenor, Yetsi Carballosa, Teresita Guadalupe, Gaby Riofrio
Yanet Rodriguez, Jose C. Bofill, Alexander Borell, Jaime Suarez
Sasha Haro, Greg S. Martin, Jennifer Herrera, Michael Tichenor, Dylan Hernandez
Scott W. Hedrick, Jorge Molina
   Other very important people to us
Garcia Patrick; Innocent Emmanuel; Del Castillo Maria; Montalvo Charlene; Victores Marilyn; Leiva Luis; Cao Jennifer; Blackmon Elisa; Solorzano Sanchez Loren Michelle; Dominguez Jose; Della Ca Ana; Luis Leiva; Balmaceda Candida; Vasquez Claribel; Ferra Orland; Pettinato Nick; Jimenez Jenny Bevio; Berrios Jenny; Cruz Stephanie; Baugh Alda Dolores; Starks Jr. James Lee; Leyva Henriques Arlene; Vila Ana; Aleman Juan; Diaz Emilio; Galbeau Edwin; Gonzalez Pablo; Gonzalez Pablo; Janet Maria; De Ara Carmen; Bejarano Alfonso; Villatoro Nelson; Vallejo Ricardo; Daley Kayla; Vidal Gabriela; Pinto Margarita; Barranada Manuel; Perez Xenia; Cortina Teresa; Villa Jorge; Izquierdo Evelyn; Jaureguy Maria; Rossi Lourdes; Figueroa Frances; Rodriguez Alain; Diaz Maria Teresa; Vasquez German; Hernandez Delia; Hernandez Jose; Condom Daisy; Cabrera Jose; Rodriguez Isabel; Guinaldo Angela; Avila Katia; Gamez Maria; Perea Sr. Armando; Garcia Luis B.; Guemez Carlos; Coronel Orlando; Gonzalez Norma; Montoya Isabel; Del Valle Jovany J.; Bawany Mohammed; Castro Javier; Alarcon Luis; Alvarez Margarita; Adames Calazan; Abdul Waheed; Lopez Maria del Carmen; Villaroel Raul; Gonzalez-Hernandez Bertha; Cervera Gilberto; Tomas Felipa; Pineda Manuel; Abreu Zenaido; Alvarez Humberto; Fernandez Ruddy A; Vasquez Claudia; Zalai Zita; Marin Sughey; Escarment Aniiyah; Rodriguez David; Gonzalez Juan Carlos; Garcia Eduardo; Wightman Carl; Quintana Dora; Ortiz Carmen; Napoles Kristina; Castilla Mercedes; Saballos Idania; Gonzalez Samantha; Gaton Roy; Gonzalez Monica; Brezault Emmanuelle; Barrera Luisa; Mordes Benjamin Cody; Garaicoa Carla; Alvarez Raysa; Aguilera Jaqueline; Medina Oscar; Herrera Jose Manuel; Pina Jacquelyn; Almonte Margarita; Pierre Louis Yvonn; Castellon Alejandro Alex""; Solano Estela; Soto Abelardo; Burney Bryon; Garcia Joana; Sespje Lourdes; ALFONSO OCTAVIO; Luna Fatima; De la Torre Leon; Nunez Maria; Medina Yenisleive; Becerra Mayelin; Cure Lazaro; FESTGE LOURDES; Jimenez Norma; Maranillo Rayma; Bayon Fernando; Giniebra Feliberto; Hernandez Miranda Maria; Aguila Michael; Jin Hector; Martinez Marie and Carlos; Barquero Jesus; Acero David; Suarez Maria; Campos Angel; Davila Tasha; Viera George; Toruno Maria; Duarte Yusniel; Corre Blanca; Oquendo Porfilio; Arango Ofelia; Gonce Olga; Garcia Tania; Canto Migdalia; Ceballos Dayron 
Calendar of events
October 1
Chinese Moon Festival
International Coffee Day
International Day for the Elderly
National Homemade Cookies Day
World Vegetarian Day
October 2
National Custodial Worker Day
Name Your Car Day
World Farm Animals Day
World Smile Day
October 3
International Frugal Fun Day
National Boyfriends Day
Techies Day
Virus Appreciation Day
World Card Making Day
October 4
National Golf Day
National Frappe Day
Oktoberfest in Germany ends, date varies
October 5
Do Something Nice Day
World Teacher's Day
October 6
Come and Take it Day
Mad Hatter Day
Physician Assistant Day
October 7
Bald and Free Day
International Walk to School Day
 National Kale Day
October 8
American Touch Tag Day
Yom Kippur, date varies
October 9
Curious Events Day
Fire Prevention Day
Leif Erikson Day
Moldy Cheese Day
World Egg Day 

October 10
International Newspaper Carrier Day
National Angel Food Cake Day
National Motorcycle Ride Day 
October 11
It's My Party Day
October 12
Columbus Day
Cookbook Launch Day
Indigenous People Day
Old Farmer's Day
Moment of Frustration Day
National Gumbo Day
October 13
International Skeptics Day
Sukkot, at sundown, date varies
October 14
Be Bald and Free Day
 Emergency Nurses Day- second Wednesday of month
National Dessert Day - take an extra helping, or two
National Fossil Day - date varies
National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day
Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day
October 15
 White Cane Safety Day
October 16
Bosses Day
Dictionary Day
October 17
National Pasta Day
Sweetest Day
Wear Something Gaudy Day
October 18
National Meatloaf Appreciation Day
No Beard Day
October 19
Evaluate Your Life Day

October 20
Brandied Fruit Day
International Chefs Day   
U.K. National Waiters Day
October 21
Babbling Day
Count Your Buttons Day
International Nacho Day
National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
October 22
National Nut Day
October 23
National Mole Day
TV Talk Show Host Day
October 24
Make a Difference Day
National Bologna Day
United Nations Day 
October 25
International Artist Day
Mother-In-Law Day
Punk for a Day Day
World Opera Day
World Pasta Day
October 26
National Mincemeat Day
October 27
Black Cat Day
National Tell a Story Day
Navy Day
October 28
Plush Animal Lover's Day   
October 29
Hermit Day
National Frankenstein Day
October 30
Frankenstein Friday National Candy Corn Day
Mischief Night
October 31
Carve a Pumpkin Day
Increase Your Psychic Powers Day
Our Favorite Businesses This Month
True Lending Partners works hard to find clients financing for their residential real estate purchases.
United Real Estate is tieless in working to help clients buy and sell residential properties.
Del Amo Law | Law Offices of Carlos del Amo, P.A.
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