In the Community

Putting Our Best Foot Forward To Support MADD

On Saturday, June 3rd, Mandell, Schwartz & Boisclair gathered at Warwick Park to take part in 2017’s Walk Like MADD — a national event aimed at curbing the problem of drunk driving in our community.

Ultimately, the event was a resounding success as 22 teams and 220 participants tackled the 5k walk in stride — raising $32,364 for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and surpassing the event’s initial goal of $30,000. Mandell, Schwartz & Boisclair was proud to be part of such a great event.

Team captain, Zachary Mandell, who serves on the board of directors for the Rhode Island local chapter of MADD, would like to specially thank all of the donors and participants for their efforts. Without such tremendous support, events like Walk Like MADD would not be able to occur.

MADD is has been very proactive in the fight to eliminate drunk driving on a national and state level since their inception in 1980. You can learn more about these ongoing goals at www.madd.org. If you’d like to participate in a Walk Like MADD fundraiser in your area, visit www.walklikemadd.org to learn about such upcoming events

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8th Annual Providence College Student-Athlete Career Night Sponsored by Mark Mandell and Yvette Boisclair

On Tuesday, November 15, the Providence College Athletic Department in conjunction with the Career Education Center and Office of Academic Support held its Student-Athlete Career Night. The event was made possible through the generous support of Mark Mandell and Yvette Boisclair ’84 who have sponsored the event since its inception in 2008.

More than 90 student-athletes from the junior and senior classes attended the event which was held in ’64 Hall. The night began with a message from Mark Mandell who challenged the student-athletes to focus on the important things in life, those which will positively impact others. He encouraged students to maintain a strong work/life balance and to live life with integrity:

“Enjoy the beauty in life,” said Mandell. “It goes by way too quickly. The only thing you can control in your life is to live it with integrity. Strive for consciousness and understanding of what’s going on around you. No matter where you go in your life, don’t ever forget to give back.”

Later in the evening John McDonald ‘10SCE, a PC alumnus and ex-Major League baseball player, delivered his keynote address, telling those gathered:

“As great as winning a World Series was, nothing matched the joy of receiving my PC diploma. The confidence I have gained from having my college degree is unbelievable.”

Read more about Providence College’s 2016 Student-Athlete Career Night at Friars.com and Providence.edu.

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Mandell, Schwartz & Boisclair Provides Donations to Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence

IB Day of Action 2016The attorneys and support staff of Mandell, Schwartz & Boisclair recently participated in the 3rd Annual IB Day of Action, a collaborative effort between Injury Board member firms, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Network of Clubs and other youth organizations across the U.S.

The firm collected school supply items to help prepare local children for the upcoming school year. On August 8, attorney Zachary Mandell delivered the school supply donations to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence.

The 2016 IB Day of Action project brought together 50 IB member firms and more than 350 IB members from across the country to help support and empower children for the upcoming school year and beyond.

This is the firm’s 2nd year participating in the IB Day of Action. Last year, the firm provided donations of needed items to help assist the families and children at the Ronald McDonald House of Providence.

The IB Day of Action (#IBDayofAction) is an annual nationwide, collaborative effort to bring together plaintiffs’ lawyers from across the U.S. — all working for the same cause on the same day.

“We are passionate about helping Injury Board members give back to their communities; it’s part of the DNA of our organization,” says Tom Young, attorney-at-law and co-founder of The Injury Board. “We are extremely proud to bring our members together for this day of action. To make even the smallest difference is better than making no difference at all.”

To learn more, please contact us at (401) 273-8330.

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Attorney Mark Mandell Honored With RIAJ 2015 “Case of the Year” Award

Photo2On Friday, October 9, 2015, the Rhode Island Association for Justice honored Attorney Mark Mandell by presenting him with the “Case of the Year” award for his work in obtaining the largest medical negligence jury verdict in Rhode Island history in the case of Beauchamp v. Rhode Island Hospital.

The Rhode Island Association for Justice each year presents this award to the case that has the largest influence or significance to the Rhode Island Legal community.

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