Robbins Geller Proudly Supports Local Pro Bono Organizations
Robbins Geller provides counsel to those unable to afford legal representation as part of a continuous and longstanding commitment to the communities in which it serves. Over the years, the Firm has dedicated a considerable amount of time, energy, and the full range of its resources to many pro bono cases. Additionally, Robbins Geller encourages each of its attorneys to devote a portion of his or her time to pro bono activities. Two local pro bono organizations that the Firm consistently supports are the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program (“SDVLP”) and the Casa Cornelia Law Center. This month, both organizations are hosting events to bring awareness to their missions and to recognize attorneys for their pro bono efforts.
The SDVLP is a private, non-profit organization and the oldest and largest pro bono legal services program. Since its founding in 1983, SDVLP has changed the lives of thousands of poor women, children and men throughout San Diego County. SDVLP serves and provides legal support to some of the most vulnerable members of the San Diego community, including abused children, domestic violence victims, veterans and the homeless, to name a few. The SDVLP recently hosted its annual “Justice for All Celebration,” which was held at the San Diego Natural History Museum in San Diego, California. This event is a celebration to recognize firms for their noble contributions in the past year. The Keynote Speaker was the Honorable Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court.
The Casa Cornelia Law Center is a public interest law firm that provides pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations. Casa Cornelia works to “educate others regarding the impact of immigration law and policy on society and the public good.” On October 15, the Firm will sponsor the Casa Cornelia Law Center’s La Mancha Awards Ceremony, which also recognizes firms for their “outstanding contribution” to the Casa Cornelia mission. The awards ceremony will be held at the University of San Diego’s Institute for Peace and Justice.
For more information on these organizations and events, please see the links below.