Protecting the Parental Rights of Active-Duty Petty Officer
“When I think about how (your pro bono attorneys) defended my paternal rights, it brings me to tears.” - John
“John,” an active-duty Navy Petty Officer Third Class, sent a heartfelt thank you letter to LACBA’s Armed Forces Committee pro bono attorneys who represented him during his custody fight for his son.
His ex-wife wasn’t allowing him to see his son despite an existing parental rights and visitation agreement. Making his case even more difficult was the fact that John was on deployment much of the time his parental rights were being challenged.
We were able to find a pro bono attorney to represent John in this matter.
John’s case was successfully resolved, and he wrote us a wonderful thank you letter on behalf of him and his son stating, “The most rewarding gift you've given me is the opportunity to show him that I love him.”
Your support of the LACBA Foundation made a huge difference in John’s life. Please read John’s thank you letter and learn more about his story, click here.
Orrick Donates $25,000 to DVP and ALSP; Establishes New Collaboration with DVP to Help Victims of Abuse
We would like to thank Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe for their significant financial contribution of $25,000 to support LACBA's Domestic Violence and AIDS Legal Services Projects. The funds from the donation will go toward helping victims of abuse at DVP's clinics at the Stanley Mosk and Pasadena courthouses, as well as helping stop discrimination of people living with HIV and AIDS in the workplace by insurance companies, medical professionals, and more.
Orrick and DVP also initiated a collaborative relationship, in which the Project refers abuse victims to Orrick for full representation at their upcoming hearings for permanent orders. Orrick's associates will provide this pro bono legal service, gaining valuable trial experience and contributing to the well-being of the domestic violence community.
LACBA's Domestic Violence Project Profiled on KNBC
Watch KNBC's profile of LACBA's Domestic Violence Project (DVP) and its importance in the community! Thank you to everyone for your support of DVP and to the many law firms who provide pro bono attorneys to help victims of domestic violence in our community.