L-R: DVP Director Sara Rondon and award recipient Jennifer Bonneville of Steptoe & Johnson
Jennifer Bonneville of Steptoe & Johnson received the Honorable Benjamin Aranda III award for her outstanding service to the Domestic Violence Legal Services Project. Having been a volunteer for over seven years, and giving over 300 hours of pro bono time, in 2018 Jennifer joined the Counsel for Justice Board, and actively recruits volunteers for all of the Legal Services Project.
Congratulations and Thank You Jennifer!
LACBA Domestic Violence Legal Services Project Testimonials
LACBA's Domestic Violence Legal Services Project has assisted more than 100,000 men, women and children since it was founded more than 35 years ago. Below, a few of those survivors share their story of how the Project helped them down the path to a safer life.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE:
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About the Domestic Violence Legal Services Project
For more than three decades, battered and broken victims of domestic violence have solemnly made the trip to Los Angeles Superior Court seeking help. With them come their wounds, their injuries, their fears, and often their children. Navigating the judicial maze that comprises Stanley Mosk Courthouse is an intimidating task. Yet the victims come. They are sent by law enforcement, shelters, social workers, or driven by their personal desire for physical salvation and safety.
They come because they have been told there is help. And they are right... there is help. That help is you…volunteers. Often, the relief sought is granted on the same day. Volunteers are attorneys, paralegals, and law students, and they work under the supervision of the Domestic Violence Legal Services Project.
Attorney volunteer Geoffrey Moss says, “Volunteering at LACBA’s Domestic Violence Legal Services Project has been a rewarding way to give back and provide immediate, meaningful help to those in need. Domestic violence is an issue that affects people from all walks of life, and the Project is a wonderful resource to help them navigate a daunting and unfamiliar legal system. Giving back to the community through pro bono work is an expectation at my firm, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, and the fact that six Orrick associates choose to give their time to the project speaks volumes about its importance.”
Volunteer sessions are during court hours Monday-Friday. No prior experience necessary, but computer efficiency is required. Onsite training is provided by DVP staff. No ongoing representation is necessary. Bring with you nothing but your compassion and willingness to make a difference in someone's life.
Thank you on behalf of those we serve.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGAL SERVICES PROJECT
(Spanish-speaking services available)
Public Information Line (213) 624-3665
Director, Sara Rondon Send an Email
Administrative Calls Only (213) 896-6491
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