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. 

Keynote Speaker

The Honorable Thomas Trent Lewis

Judge Lewis is the Supervising Judge for the Los Angeles County Family Law Division overseeing the operations of the sixty family law departments in the county.  From 2014 to 2016 he served in a long cause family law trial department in Los Angeles; he was Assistant Supervising Judge of the Family Law Division from 2011 to 2014. Judge Lewis became a Certified Family Law Specialist in 1985 and was inducted into the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) in 1987. He was inducted as a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Law in 2016.  He served on the Family Law and Juvenile Advisory Commission until 2014; and he is a past faculty member for the judicial training committee for Family Law (CJER). He is a past president of the California Chapter of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts. He is also a contributing author of The Rutter Group’s California Practice Guide: Family Law and serves as Program Director for CFLR for the update program, the advanced family law program, the basic training program, the evidence programs, and the expert series programs. In 2010, he was awarded the Outstanding Jurist Award by AAML’s Southern California Chapter, and in 2014, he became the first emeritus member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists. In 2015, he received the Los Angeles County Bar Association Family Law Section Spencer Brandeis Award, the highest honor bestowed by them.  In 2016, he received the Southern California Inn of Courts, Outstanding Jurist Award.  In 2017, he received the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Stanley Mosk Legacy of Justice Award.

Honorees

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.