Each spring, over 600 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.
The awards luncheon is Inner City Law Center’s largest fundraising event of the year. This year’s luncheon will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017, from 12:00-1:30 p.m., at the Omni Los Angeles hotel. Last year, the gala raised over $900,000 to support our work. Please join us to ensure that Inner City Law Center has the resources needed to fight for justice for the poorest and most vulnerable in our community. To sponsor the luncheon, click here to go to the event page or please click here to download the sponsorship form.
We are delighted to honor:
- Judicate West Foundation and Var Fox – Humanitarian Award
Judicate West is one of California’s leading providers of private dispute resolution services. The Judicate West Foundation provides funding to nonprofits to support designated projects that enhance understanding of and access to justice, provide education in conflict resolution and peer mediation, and in general improve the administration of justice. Each year, Judicate West hosts a “Suite Night of Baseball” event at Angels Stadium to support ICLC’s Homeless Veterans Project. Sharing the award will be Judicate West’s Executive Vice President and Co-Founder Var Fox, in recognition of his deep commitment to our work.
- Marian Wright Edelman and Peter B. Edelman – Katharine Krause Award
Marian and Peter Edelman embody the founding principle of ICLC that everyone should always be treated with dignity and respect. They have been advocates for disadvantaged Americans for their entire professional lives. As the founder and director of the Children’s Defense Fund, and as the founder and director of the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown University Law Center, they have demonstrated a deep commitment to providing civil legal representation for those who cannot afford it.
More information about these remarkable honorees can be found here.
Past Award Recipients
Humanitarian Award–ICLC’s prestigious Humanitarian Award is presented to an individual or entity who has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to the underprivileged men, women, and children of Los Angeles.
Katharine Krause Award–Katharine Krause, a charismatic and well-respected attorney, was an early leader of the public interest law community and an ICLC Board member. The Katharine Krause Award is presented to an individual or entity that has made notable contributions to our client communities.
|2016||Girardi | Keese and Thomas V. Girardi and DecisionQuest and Michael Cobo|
|2015||Edward P. Roski, Jr. and Dan Grunfeld and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP|
|2014||Los Angeles City Attorney Michael N. Feuer and Caldwell Leslie & Proctor, PC and Board member Andrew Esbenshade|
|2013||The Honorable Hilda L. Solis and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and Margaret Levy|
|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|