LAAC Recognizing Excellence in the Community
LAAC Awards of Merit:
LAAC is proud to announce the 2012 Awards of Merit recipients!
- Attorney: Catherine Bishop, Senior Staff Attorney, National Housing Law Project
- Legal Secretary: Ethel Louise Oden-Brown, National Center for Youth Law
- Paralegal: Julio Edrosolan, Bay Area Legal Aid
- Volunteer and Board Member: Dr. James Meeker, Legal Aid Society of Orange County and Public Law Center
The LAAC Awards of Merit are the legal services community's opportunity to recognize the importance of legal services and to particularly honor a few of the many who have made contributions to the field during the last year.
To learn more about this year's ceremony, click here.
To see past award winners click here.
LAAC Family Law Awards:
Family Law Awards is presented to three family law advocates in recognition of their outstanding dedication and commitment to legal services for low-income Californians. To see past award winners click here.
This year, we are honoring the following at the 2011 LAAC Family Law Conference
- 2011 LAAC Leadership Bank - Mission National Bank
- Pro Bono Attorney - Peter Nestor, Jones Day,
- Family Law Facilitator - Lollie Roberts, Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento
- Direct Representation - Ana Maria Garcia, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
To read more about the tremendous accomplishments of the 2011 honorees please click here.
Dan Bradley Fellowships:
Each year, LAAC invites law students working with LAAC member legal services programs during the summer to apply for the Dan Bradley Summer Fellowship Program. The goal of the Fellowship is to offer law students, particularly those from low-income or working class backgrounds, the opportunity to consider a career in legal services and other public interest law while providing legal services and other programs with a new source of dedicated and energetic staff.
Please note that the organization MUST BE a LAAC member program. Offices of Public Defenders or District Attorneys are not LAAC Member programs because they are not legal services organizations funded by IOLTA. All LAAC Member programs are located in California. The 2011 Dan Bradley Fellows are:
- Maria Hernandez (UC Hastings College of Law '14), Legal Aid of Napa Valley
- Merced Barrera (City University of New York School of Law '14), California Rural Legal Assistance