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Domestic Violence Project Awards and Recognition

Plus Foundation Donates $2,500

On August 29, 2011, the Plus Foundation's Southern California chapter donated $2500 to LACBA's Domestic Violence Project. Shown in the photograph are Directing Attorney Deborah A. Kelly receiving a check from Dana Garcia of Travelers Insurance, along with Melvin Osswald (middle) of NAS Insurance Services and Joe Robuck (right side) of Worldwide Facilities, Inc.

DVP Partipates in USC Law School's Explore LA

On August 18, 2011, LACBA's Domestic Violence Project participated in USC Law School's Explore LA! program. The goals of Explore LA! are:
1) To learn about local public interest agencies, their practice areas and volunteer opportunities
2) Learn about and use the Metro public transportation
3) Meet their classmates and 2L peer mentors

Thank you USC for including LACBA and the DVP in your 1st ever Explore LA Day! And to all of the wonderful 1L's that visited…. Good Luck in Law School!

Abby Friedman Honored at LACBA Installation Dinner

Abby Friedman received the Benjamin Aranda III Outstanding Public Service Award at the LACBA Installation Dinner in June, 2011. She is a partner in the law firm of Friedman & Friedman, which specializes in Family Law. Abby made valuable contributions to the Domestic Violence Project in a myriad of ways including: Personally volunteering at the Project, asking her associations to volunteer at the Project, improving volunteer scheduling which increased the number of victims assisted by more than 25%, and helping to spearhead the Project's 25th anniversary fundraiser, which resulted in an $80,000 net profit for the Project.

DVP Celebrates 25 Years

Since its founding in 1986, the Domestic Violence Project has helped more than 100,000 victims of domestic violence navigatethe legal system at a critical point in their lives. In 2011, DVP celebrates its 25th aniversary. Read the press release by clicking HERE. Read about the event in the March 11 edition of The Los Angeles Daily Journal here. and be sure to take a look at the photos of the event HERE.

Volunteer Recognition and Awards Luncheon

On April 12, 2010, LACBA Executive Director Sally Suchil, former LACBA President Don Mike Anthony, and Domestic Violence Project Directing Attorney Deborah Kelly, attended the County of Los Angeles Volunteer Recognition and Awards Luncheon. Volunteers of LACBA's Domestic Violence Project, Michele McCaslin and Carlos Olivares, were honored at the event. We observe this annual luncheon during National Volunteer Week. The County Board of Supervisors and other local dignitaries joined incelebrating the 2.7 million hours that individuals donated to a wide range of programs benefitting the community during 2009.

Read this article in the Pasadena Star-News that documents the work and the services that the Domestic Violence Project provides.


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