Community Lawyers, Inc. invites you to attend our 9th Annual Justice Jam, Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 5:00 pm, at La Plaza De Cultura y Artes located at 501 N. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Celebrate and support Community Lawyers, Inc's mission to provide low and moderate-income people access to affordable legal services and assistance with their legal challenges. Your donation support's CLI's clinics, staff, and day-to operational costs.
CLI is a non-profit organization funded by donations such as yours. CLI is unique in that there is no limitation on who can be helped due to CLI's private funding. Your private donation ensures CLI can continue to provide access to justice without having to turn away anyone in need.
Celebrating "A Tradition of Advocacy"
Proceeds from this year’s Justice Jam will support the community's access to CLI's weekly legal clinics in different areas of law and the naturalization application assistance program.
Since the launch of Community Lawyers Access Center (CLAC) in January 2009, CLI has provided legal information and services to more than 8,327 individuals and conducted more than 1,355 legal clinics, workshops, and information sessions.
Your support during this year’s Justice Jam celebration will provide hope and assistance to our local communities today and in years to come. Your support ensures CLI will continue to provide asssitance with no limits on funding as to who can be helped, and no one in need is turned away.
This year's honorees are:
Dr. Marilyn Banks
Dr. Banks has recently retired after working for decades in providing a better environment for severely disabled children in Compton schools through the LA County Office of Education. She is very engaging and involved in local churches as well.
The Immigrant Rights Project of Public Counsel
A first responder at LAX for those affected by the sudden travel ban and regulation changes. Public Counsel's Immigrants' Rights Project represents individuals seeking asylum in the United States based on past persecution or a well-founded fear of future persecution on account of political opinion, race, religion, nationality or membership in a particular social group. Also assists immigrants who have been abused by a US citizen or permanent resident, and victims of trafficking and other crimes.
The Project for the Innocent - Loyola Law School
Loyola Law School’s Project for the Innocent (LPI) is dedicated to the exoneration of the wrongfully convicted. Loyola Law School students are the heart and soul of the clinic, which is year long. If, after a thorough investigation of a case, a true claim of innocence is provable, clinic students will help draft a habeas petition so that the case can be litigated in court.
Keynote speaker will be announced soon.