Small Business Owner's Road to Physical and Financial Recovery 

Small Business Owner's Road to Physical and Financial Recovery Started with PLC, Latham & Watkins and Irell & Manella attorneys stepping up to save client's business


Tracy Brooks was desperate to find help for her partner Andy Quiocho. Andy was experiencing severe health problems that would eventually saddle the couple with $300,000 in medical bills. As if that was not enough, Andy's concrete business was in trouble after the general contractor of a Los Angeles public works project took advantage of Andy's time away to recover. Tracy had tried just about everything when she noticed an ad in the paper seeking attorneys who could donate pro bono hours.


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PLC Gives Hope to Military Sexual Assault Survivor

Operation Veterans Re-Entry assists Army veteran with discharge upgrade

During last month's Volunteers for Justice Dinner, PLC featured the following video about Army veteran and military sexual assault survivor Donna Christjaener.



Donna's story reminds us of the importance of having PLC staff attorneys out in the community connecting with veterans.  Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow Amanda Pertusati, who works in PLC's Operation Veterans Re-Entrysat with Donna and her husband at last month's Volunteers for Justice Dinner and  said: "Working on Donna's case was a positive reminder as to why it is crucial to provide legal representation for veterans who could otherwise not navigate the legal system by themselves. Donna followed all the proper protocols to report her military sexual trauma, and yet nothing was done by the military to protect her. I was proud to advocate for Donna and hopefully provide the foundation for her to receive the discharge and benefits she is entitled to."

PLC Welcomes 10 Summer Law Clerks

July 2015 PBM

(Left to right) Tom Leonard, Andrew Mason, Alex Achamallah, Honieh Udenka, 

Simarpreet Ahluwalia, Joseph Szilagyi, and Jack Meaney 

(not pictured: Allie Strittmater, Josette Ramirez, and Jorge Luis Hernandez)


This summer, 10 law clerks are helping PLC provide access to justice for low-income and vulnerable residents of Orange County. "Training the next generation of public interest and pro bono attorneys is a year-round affair for PLC, but our summer clerkship program allows some of the most talented law students from across the country to fully engage in the day-to-day work of our legal units," said PLC Executive Director Ken Babcock.


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