A Record Breaking Evening at PLC's
2014 Volunteers for Justice Dinner
Thank you to our distinguished guests, honorees and sponsors for making the Public Law Center's 2014 Volunteers for Justice Dinner a historic event. The 2014 Volunteers for Justice Dinner broke new records in attendance and monies raised. Within the largest-ever crowd of more than 950 guests were a record 57 sitting and retired judges -- including keynote speaker Associate Justice Carol A. Corrigan of the California Supreme Court.
This year, PLC's supporters donated $715,000, which is a critical component of PLC's ability to deliver eight dollars' worth of legal services for every one dollar donated. In 2013, PLC's staff and volunteers leveraged your support to provide $18.5 million in legal services to more than 6,000 Orange County residents.
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PLC Video: Laura Courageously Plans
for Daughter's Future
CHOC Children's and PLC's Medical-Legal Partnership
helps young mother battling cancer
This is the story of Laura Mejia and her courageous battle with cancer. Just a child herself in the eyes of her own mother, our client navigates not only grueling regimens of chemotherapy, but the realities of making sure her daughter will have the long-term support she may not always be able to provide.
|Story of Laura/Guardianship|
To learn more about PLC's medical-legal partnership, please click here.
Keeping Families in Their Homes
Throughout Orange County
Action from PLC attorneys help families avoid homelessness
Earlier this year, PLC attorneys, lead by Lili Vo Graham, filed writ petitions on behalf of two single mothers with children against the Orange County Housing Authority (OCHA). In both situations, OCHA moved forward with the termination process without fully considering the situations for both families, which in one instance, resulted in homelessness.
"The fact that the housing authority took steps in both situations to remove the families from their homes for minor allegations meant we needed to do everything we could to help these families," said Graham. "These families suffer extreme hardship when they lose their Section 8 vouchers and we took a great step forward in creating precedent and awareness for a fairer termination process."