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Pro Bono Client Spotlight: AnonyMouse

Partner Don Tamaki and Associate Phil Zackler of Minami Tamaki LLP’s Corporate & Nonprofit Counseling Group recently assisted AnonyMouse with its web privacy and user policies.

AnonyMouse is a new website that seeks to revolutionize the way people seek anonymous help with an initial focus on the LGBT community and aspirations to expand to other demographics to assist in other causes.

Aaron Moy, one of the co-founders of AnonyMouse, approached Don for assistance. “I’ve known Don for many years through our church,” said Aaron. “I shared with him what I was working on and asked him if he could help.”

Aaron and his team were launching AnonyMouse on a shoestring budget, but did not want to cut corners on critical website policies related to user and privacy agreements.

Don, together with Associate Phil Zackler and legal assistant Atticus Lee, set out to help Aaron with this innovative site.

“Don and his team provided three essential things for us. The first was the user agreement for the mentors, to define and document their roles in the service. The second was the agreement for users and the terms of service. The last item was the privacy policy, which describes the site’s use of information, our intentions, security, and other important legal terms.”

“It was great working with Don, Phil, and Atticus. We couldn’t have launched the site without their help. We’ve been working on AnonyMouse for more than two years and we absolutely needed the site’s legal policies in place, or our launch wouldn’t have happened.”

Clients of Minami Tamaki count on Don, Phil, and Minami Tamaki’s Corporate & Nonprofit Counseling practice group to provide practical, effective counseling on the issues they face every day. From start-ups in the early stages of development to non-profit organizations with hundreds of millions of dollars under endowment, we have the experience counseling management on a wide array of subject matters.

Don Tamaki and the Oakland Digital Arts and Literacy Center mentions MT managing partner Don Tamaki in a Nov. 16 blog post on the Oakland Digital Arts and Literacy Center:

[Shaun] Tai’s vision and enthusiasm soon caught the attention of prominent San Francisco attorney Donald K. Tamaki, a partner at Minami Tamaki LLP, who specializes in business and nonprofit law. He helped Tai formally establish the Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center as a non-profit organization.

In Tai, Tamaki recognized a fellow social visionary with his feet on the ground and his brain fully engaged. Tai’s youth (age 29) didn’t faze Tamaki. As a UC Berkeley student 20 years ago, Tamaki and three fellow students had created the Asian Health Services, which now experiences approximately 80,000 patient visits per year.

Tamaki also understands the power of drive that’s connected to a passion for social justice. A nationally recognized “Super Lawyer,” he served as a member of the pro bono legal team that successfully reopened the landmark Supreme Court cases of Fred Korematsu, Gordon Hirabayashi and Minoru Yasui and overturned their convictions for refusing to be interned during World War II. He lectures at UC Berkeley in connection with these historic legal events.

You can read the full article here.