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October 23, 2014
— Los Angeles County Bar Foundation Gala —


Seth and Shirley Hufstedler of Morrison & Foerster LLP,
Vanguard of Justice Award

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Corporate Community Service Award

Thank you to our sponsor:
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LACBA Pro Bono Projects first quarter 2014

President's Message

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Los Angeles County Bar Foundation.

 Our Purpose and Organization
Family For 50 years, the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation has been at the forefront of supporting equal access to legal services for the poor. The Foundation raises money and distributes it to worthy legal services organizations in Los Angeles County. With the help of volunteer lawyers and the financial support of law firms, foundations, corporations, and individual lawyers throughout the area, the Foundation has contributed to the growth of highly effective, non-profit organizations providing legal services to the most needy in our community.

Through its 44 volunteer board members, the Foundation evaluates grant applications and distributes the funds it raises to worthy legal services organizations. The Foundation enjoys an ongoing relationship with its grant recipients and regularly monitors their operations and services.

Domestic Violence Project  Giving victims of abuse and their families a chance for a safe life. Prepares temporary restraining order requests and provides preparation for judicial hearings and pro bono attorneys for court representation.  Read more...
Immigration Legal Assistance Project Keeping families together. Provides legal assistance to those seeking information on political asylum, green cards, work permits, family petitions, and citizenship, and helps students with Dream Act applications. Read more... 
AIDS Legal Services Project Providing a lifeline to dignity and fundamental rights. Helps stop discrimination and protects the rights, benefits, and dignity of those living with HIV and AIDS. Read more... 
LACBA Veterans Project  Providing free legal assistance and representation to veterans. Supports the training and deployment of pro bono attorneys to assist veterans with family law matters, immigration, and outstanding ticket and warrant resolution. Read more...
Center for Civic Mediation  Creating common ground. Promotes a more harmonious and civil community throughout Los Angeles by teaching, inspiring, and helping elementary and high school students and adults find peaceful resolutions to personal, school, organizational, and community conflict. Read more...

A great many of the Foundation's other grant recipients are smaller, grass roots organizations that do not enjoy the benefits that name recognition lends to a solicitation effort.

The Foundation was incorporated in 1963 as a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is organized and operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Almost $8 million has been distributed since its founding.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Los Angeles County Bar Foundation is to improve the administration of justice and the delivery of legal services; to cultivate understanding of and respect for the rule of law; and to render assistance to the poor, the neglected, and the most vulnerable.


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