Each spring, more than 400 leaders from the Los Angeles legal, business, and civic communities gather for a luncheon that supports Inner City Law Center’s work advocating on behalf of the homeless, our nation’s veterans, and families in need in Southern California.
This year’s luncheon will be on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at The L.A. Hotel Downtown. At this annual event, Inner City Law Center recognizes honorees who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to our clients.
We are delighted to announce that this year we will be honoring former Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, who shares our vision that “no one should experience homelessness – no one should be without a safe, stable place to call home.”
From her upbringing as the daughter of immigrant parents, to her leadership in Congress and at the Department of Labor, Ms. Solis’ efforts align perfectly with the mission of Inner City Law Center. The late Sen. Ted Kennedy called her “a voice for the voiceless with a true passion for fairness and justice.”
We are also very pleased to announce that we will be honoring Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and Margaret Levy at this year’s luncheon. Manatt’s pro bono work with Inner City Law Center has spanned all our legal projects. Last year, Manatt attorneys and staff collectively devoted more than 1,300 hours to Inner City Law Center’s clients. Sharing the award will be Margaret Levy in recognition of the extraordinary depth of her commitment to providing free legal services to the poor and her two decades of service on Inner City Law Center’s Board, including as Board Secretary and Co-Chair of last year’s luncheon. Maggie has been instrumental in strengthening the ties that bind Manatt and Inner City Law Center.
The luncheon is Inner City Law Center’s single most important fundraising event. The luncheon raised over $405,000 to power the organization’s work to ensure that the poorest among us have the same access to justice as the richest and most powerful.
Past Award Recipients
|2012||Dr. Judith Broder of The Soldiers Project and Munger, Tolles and Olson LLP|
|2011||Justice Carlos R. Moreno and O’Melveny & Myers LLP and Paul Salvaty|
|2010||Antonia Hernández and California Community Foundation and Southern California Edison|
|2009||Judge Dorothy Nelson and Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti|
|2008||Judge Harry Pregerson and Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.|
|2007||Nancy Mintie and The Very Reverend Ernesto Medina|
|2006||Chief Justice Ronald M. George and Steve Lopez|
|2005||Bruce Iwasaki and Michael Alvidrez and Skid Row Housing Trust|
|2004||Rev. Gregory J. Boyle, S.J. and Dorothy Wolpert and Bird, Marella, Boxer & Wolpert|
|2003||Stephen R. English and James D.C. Barrall and Latham & Watkins|
|2002||Hon. Antonio Villaraigosa and Professor Gary Blasi|
|2001||Henry Cisneros and Howrey LLP and Thomas Nolan|
|2000||White & Case LLP and Daniel James Woods|
|1999||Rev. Donald P. Merrifield, S.J. and Donald Mullane|