Awards By LAAC

LAAC gives three awards each year:

Awards of Merit

2015 Awards of Merit honorees
Above: Eight advocates received awards in five categories at the 2015 Awards of Merit presented June 10, 2015 at the Pathways to Justice Conference in Los Angeles.

The LAAC Awards of Merit are the legal services community’s opportunity to recognize the importance of legal services and to particularly honor a few of the many who have made contributions to the field during the last year. read more>>

Dan Bradley Fellowship

Above: Armando Valles, California Desert Trail Academy College of Law ’19, received a Dan Bradley Fellowship to work at California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. during Summer 2016.

Each year, LAAC offers the Dan Bradley Fellowship to fund law students who want to spend their summer working at a LAAC member legal aid organization. The Fellowship is awarded to outstanding students who want to pursue a career in public interest law and who want to spend their summer working in a rural area or on a rural issue. The Dan Bradley Fellowship not only gives law students the opportunity to explore a career in legal services, it offers legal services programs a new source of dedicated and energetic summer staff. read more>>

Family Law Awards

Dana Schumacher, 2015 Family Law Award
Above: One of the 2015 Family Law Award honorees is Dana Schumacher, Coordinator, Self Help Legal Access Centers, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles.

Each year the Family Law Awards recognizes three family law advocates for their outstanding dedication and commitment to legal services for low-income Californians. The Family Law Awards are given in threee categories:

  • Direct Representation (legal services family attorney)
  • Pro Bono Work (private attorney)
  • Family Law Facilitator or Self-Help Center Service Provider

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