Building on the Legacy of Grace E. Emery 


At the 2014 Volunteers for Justice Dinner, the Public Law Center (PLC) will pay tribute to one of Orange County's greatest legal champions of the poor and underserved--Grace E. Emery, who passed away last November. Serving on the PLC board of directors for nearly 20 years, Grace was a dear friend to the Public Law Center and tremendous leader in the Orange County legal community. 


"Grace embodied everything right about the legal profession," said Kenneth Babcock, PLC's executive director and general counsel. "And although she was diminutive in physical stature, she towered above others in her pursuit of justice for those less fortunate."


PLC Announces 2014 Volunteers for 

Justice Dinner Community Partner of the Year


The Public Law Center (PLC) will recognize CHOC Children's as PLC's Community Partner of the Year during the 2014 Volunteers for Justice Dinner. CHOC Children's and PLC's medical-legal partnership provides legal assistance in guardianships, conservatorships and wills to families in need. 


"To be the best advocate for children and their families in Orange County, we have to partner with the best, so we are fortunate to work side-by-side with CHOC Children's in serving our community," said Darren O. Aitken, 2014 Dinner Committee Co-Chair.


PLC Receives Major Grant from Weingart Foundation


The Public Law Center (PLC) recently received a $175,000 Weingart Foundation grant to strengthen its free legal services for low-income Orange County residents in areas like citizenship, veterans, and housing. 


"We are so pleased the Weingart Foundation recognizes the need and value of strategically improving our ability to provide Orange County's low-income residents with free legal help," said PLC executive director and general counsel Kenneth Babcock. "We are extremely grateful to have this opportunity to help our clients lead more rewarding and productive lives through our community partnerships, like the Orange County Naturalization Initiative Collaborative."




Monday, June 16, 2014

Volunteer Appreciation Reception
October 22, 2014

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October 30, 2014

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