“Our society rests on a bedrock promise that all individuals are equal under the law. To fulfill that promise, people must be able to vindicate their rights through the legal system. Too often, low-income Californians lack resources to stand up for their rights. I work to promote access to justice so that equal justice is a reality, not just a promise, for all Californians.”
– Mark R. Conrad, Assistant United States Attorney, Legal Services Trust Fund Commission Member

Campaign In Action

Activities and Events

What makes a campaign, a campaign? Action. Your action. Please educate your colleagues and friends about the need for legal aid and urge them to join the Campaign for Justice to increase funding for this critical component of the safety net for low-income people. Then share with us your events, activities, and accomplishments so that we can track our collective campaign efforts.

Contact us to add your events and accomplishments to Campaign in Action.

October 2, 2014

Southern California Pro Bono Regional Meeting

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The State Bar of California
845 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

The biannual Southern California Pro Bono Regional Meeting will bring together all pro bono "stakeholders" that do work in Southern California (i.e., folks from legal services nonprofits, law firms, corporate in-house counsel groups, law schools, the State Bar, etc.). We hope to see you there!

For more information, contact Jenna Finkle at

October 28, 2014

Northern California Pro Bono Regional Meeting

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

The NorCal Pro Bono Regional meeting will bring together all pro bono "stakeholders" that do work in Northern California (i.e., folks from legal services nonprofits, law firms, corporate in-house counsel groups, law schools, the State Bar, etc.). We hope to see you all there!

For more information, contact Jenna Finkle at

Support Your Local Legal Aid!

August 29, 2014

Senior Citizens Legal Services
Charity Golf Tournament

12:00 p.m.

DeLaveaga Golf Course & Lodge
401 Upper Park Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Save the date for the Santa Cruz County Trial Lawyers Association's 2014 Charity Golf Tournament to raise money for Senior Citizens Legal Services.

For more information, call (831) 426-8824.

September 3, 2014

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
35th Anniversary Celebration

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703

DREDF invites you to join them in welcoming two of their most stalwart disability rights leaders: Senator Tom Harkin and Representative George Miller, to honor their long years of public service to our community, as well as to explore with them how our movement can best advance their legacy and lessons.

For more information, contact Stevenson Munro (510) 644-2555 or

September 6, 2014

Learning Rights Law Center
A Cause for Celebration 2014

5:30 p.m.

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
501 North Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

At this year's annual event, LRLC will honor Ed Asner and Matthew Asner with the Champions of Education Award, and Dentons U.S., LLP with the Breaking Education Barriers Award.A Cause for Celebration is the chief fundraising event to support Learning Rights programs and services. This year's event will focus on raising funds for Learning Rights Law Center's Advocacy for Children with Autism Program. Through this program, Learning Rights offers counsel, advice, and direct representation to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The program also trains providers and conducts educational seminars for parents while gathering information about relevant legal developments and new autism therapies and interventions.

For more information, contact Wendy Ruiz at (213) 489-4033 or

September 10, 2014

Public Counsel
Pro Bono Awards

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Line - Los Angeles
3515 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Every year Public Counsel throws a party for all people who donate their time and talents to make a huge difference in the lives of students, families, veterans, and seniors. Join them to celebrate amazing attorneys, other gifted professionals, and dedicated students who give their time to help people in need of justice. The Pro Bono Awards also recognize the top teams and finishers in our Run for Justice, part of the ASICS LA Marathon that raises money for Public Counsel's work.

September 18, 2014

National Immigration Law Center
Honoring Courageous Luminaries

6:00 p.m.

The L.A. Hotel Downtown
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Join NILC in celebrating 35 years of defending and advancing the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their families. At this year's annual event, NILC will honor Action for Health Justice, Mike Garcia, Former President of the SEIU United Service Workers West, and the National Education Association.

For more information, contact Acasia Flores at (213) 674-2816 or

September 18, 2014

Inner City Law Center
Suite Night of Baseball - Angels vs. Mariners

7:05 p.m.

Anaheim Stadium
2000 Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806

Judicate West and Inner City Law Center have teamed up to help our nation’s veterans. This event will be remembered for its fun, excitement and inspiration that has become a perennial favorite among attorneys and public interest advocates. All proceeds from this event will directly benefit Inner City Law Center’s Homeless Veterans Project, focusing on veterans who need help obtaining or maintaining housing, disability benefits or reducing other barriers to stable housing and income.

For more information, contact Harry Batt at (213) 891-3203 or

September 20, 2014

Alliance for Children's Rights
16th Annual Tennis for Tots

1:00 p.m.

Los Angeles Tennis Club
5851 Clinton Street
Los Angeles, CA 90004

The round robin doubles tournament is fun for both amateurs and seasoned players alike. Even if you aren’t the tournament champ you can still enjoy delicious barbecue. Every year, Tennis for Tots is held in memory of David and Lynn Angell and is generously hosted by Alliance Board Member Mitch Kaplan and Elliot Stahler of the Kaplan Stahler Agency.

For more information, contact Marlene McGuirt at (213) 368-6010 x108 or

September 26, 2014

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation
Luchando por Justicia

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

The California Museum
1020 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Join CRLA Foundation's Board of Directors, supporters, and friends to honor the work and achievements of champions of workers' and immigrants' rights. Former Justice Cruz Reynoso will deliver the keynote address. Honorees include Michael Schoenleber and Mary Waltermire for the Outstanding Community Service Award, Senator William Monning for the Legislator of the Year Award, and William Kreig for the Outstanding Benefactor Award.

For more information, contact Claudia Guzman at

September 27, 2014

California Rural Legal Assistance
Building a Legacy of Justice - Los Angeles Tardeada

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Olmos & Leal Residence
2120 Fern Dell Place
Los Angeles, CA 90068

The Los Angeles Tardeada is a casual afternoon event at the lovely home of our hosts, attorneys Dolores Leal and Tomás Olmos, partners of the law firm Allred, Maroko & Goldberg. Guests will enjoy a festive, Latino-culture inspired event bringing together old and new friends to honor our advocates and the communities we serve. Enjoy Alma Tequila tasting, delicious Mexican food, lively music, and great company: all to support CRLA! The silent and live auction will feature artwork and jewelry from Latino artists. This year’s Tardeada theme, Building a Legacy of Justice, celebrates a just society where individual rights are respected, and where all people are treated equally in the halls of justice.

For more information, contact Kim Jones at (213) 361-8208 or

October 1, 2014

Positive Resource Center
Windows of Opportunity

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

This year they will honor the Richmond Ermet AIDS Foundation and will introduce the Bob Emerson Community Volunteer Award presented to Rink Foto. The evening will include cocktails, appetizers, desserts, music, and a silent auction.

October 2, 2014

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Inc.
Justice for All Celebration

5:45 p.m.

San Diego Natural History Museum
1788 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101

San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program’s annual Justice for All Celebration is an opportunity for the San Diego legal community to honor the firms, attorneys, and volunteers who increase access to justice for indigent and vulnerable San Diegans.

For more information, contact Cheryl Martinez at

October 8, 2014

Western Center on Law & Poverty
Garden Party

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Dean Hansell Residence
667 South June Street
Los Angeles, CA 90005

At this year's annual event, WCLP will be honoring Deborah Collins with the Advocates' Award, Congressman George Miller and Congressman Henry A. Waxman with the Brinsley Award, and Alan W. Houseman with the Earl Johnson Equal Justice Award.

For more information, contact Aurora Colindres at (213) 235-2621 or

October 15, 2014

AIDS Legal Referral Panel
31st Annual Reception & Auction

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Julia Morgan Ballroom
465 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Help ALRP commemorate its 31st year of service to people with HIV/AIDS at their biggest event of the year. ALRP will be presenting the 2014 Clint Hockenberry Leadership Award, 2014 Attorney of the Year Award, and 2014 Firm of the Year Award during the event. The evening will also feature a Live and Silent Auction. Enjoy amazing food and wines—including ALRP Private Reserve Wines!—while connecting with colleagues and friends.

For more information, contact Jim McBride at (415) 701-1200 x301, or

October 15, 2014

Casa Cornelia Law Center
La Mancha Awards Ceremony

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

University of San Diego Institute of Peace and Justice
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Casa Cornelia Law Center bestows the annual La Mancha Awards in recognition of outstanding contribution to their mission. Like the ubiquitous Don Quixote, Casa Cornelia's dedicated volunteers dare to dream impossible dreams and "tilt at windmills" on behalf of those that cannot. The awards include Law Firm of the Year, Attorney of the Year, the Humanitarian Awards, and Pro Bono Publico Awards.

For more information, contact Allison Bechill at (619) 231-7788 x304, or

October 15, 2014

Mental Health Advocacy Services
Annual Celebration

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP
355 South Grand Avenue, 35th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

At this year's annual event, MHAS will honor the Honorable Jackie Lacey, Los Angeles County District Attorney, and Ido Kedar, author of Ido in Autismland.

October 19, 2014

Alliance for Children's Rights
11th Annual "All-In" for Kids Celebrity Poker

12:30 p.m.

Commerce Casino
6131 Telegraph Road, 2nd Floor
Commerces, CA 90040

Give Los Angeles’s most vulnerable children the upper hand and join Alliance for Children's Rights for the 11th Annual “All-In” for Kids Celebrity Poker Tournament. Enjoy a day at the tables alongside celebrity participants while supporting the Alliance’s work. You can also bid on auction prizes.

For more information, contact Kathy Meherin at (310) 614-3716 or

October 23, 2014

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
31st Anniversary Dinner

5:30 p.m.

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
404 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

The Anniversary Dinner is a signature annual event that benefits Advancing Justice – LA through the generous support of many individuals, companies and foundations. It celebrates the organization’s accomplishments throughout the year and highlights its year-round programs and services. Additionally, the organization honors partners who have made a significant impact on the community. The event includes a reception, silent auction and dinner in addition to the awards ceremony.

For more information, contact Hilary Law at (213) 977-7500 x298.

October 25, 2014

Santa Clara University's Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center
20th Anniversary Celebration

Hotel Valencia Santana Row
355 Santana Row
San Jose, CA 95128

Save the date to join SCU in celebrating twenty years of providing free legal services to the neediest members of the Santa Clara County community, twenty years of providing practical, hands-on legal education to Santa Clara Law students, and twenty years of carrying on the Santa Clara tradition of service and solidarity with their community. Stay tuned for more information.

November 5, 2014

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
Building a Legacy of Justice - San Francisco Fiesta

5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Public House
24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94107

Save the date for CRLA's annual San Francisco fiesta. This year’s theme, Building a Legacy of Justice, celebrates a just society where individual rights are respected, and where all people are treated equally in the halls of justice. More information will be available closer to the date.

For more information, contact Dolores Garay at (415) 777-2752 x312 or

November 20, 2014

Disability Rights Legal Center
Franklin D. Roosevelt Dinner

Omni Hotel
251 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Please save the date for DRLC's annual Franklin D. Roosevelt Dinner.

For more information, contact Randi Sunshine at