Wednesday, June 30, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
This program is FREE to attend
The BHBA is very proud of its long history of pro bono projects and also of having helped found Public Counsel, the nation’s largest public interest law firm. We are now starting a new pro bono virtual clinic, aimed at providing opportunities for our members to directly help residents and charitable organizations in the most disadvantaged areas of Los Angeles.

Our partners will be Inner City Visions and A Better L.A., both of which are wonderful charities serving communities in south Los Angeles.

This program will explain some of the problems that these communities face, and how BHBA members can get involved and help. The program is designed for members whose availability varies from half an hour a month for clinic screenings to assuming responsibility for a pro bono matter. We will need volunteers from many practice areas and there will be great opportunities to make a meaningful difference in the lives of people in our community.

Please support this new clinic by attending this program and learning more about how you use your legal skills to help others during these very challenging times.
Panelists:

Alfred Lomas
Community Activist; CEO and Founder of Inner City Visions; Advisory Board member A Better L.A.

Scot Obler
Executive Board Member of A Better L.A.

Dr. Ed Robillard
Educator and Executive Board Member of A Better L.A.

Rachel Stein
Transition Age Youth program at Public Counsel

Alexander Rufus-Isaacs
Partner at Rufus-Isaacs Acland & Grantham LLP
2nd Vice President, Beverly Hills Bar Association

Moderated by Belinda Macauley 
Executive Director, Beverly Hills Bar Association & Foundation
Our Partners
Inner City Visions (ICV) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2007 in the epicenter of South Los Angeles. It engages what is statistically the most vulnerable population of at-risk and exploited youth and provide solutions to their ever-evolving hardships. Combatting human trafficking in Florence-Firestone involves taking high-level risks and addressing the deeply engrained dysfunctions of a generationally disadvantaged and gang-influenced community. ICV is the only NGO in the area that is built on a history of long-standing community relationships and has an in-depth understanding of how youth become vulnerable to exploitation and recruitment into the commercial sex trade.
 
A Better LA (ABLA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2003 by NFL coach Pete Carroll to support community based solutions to restore peace, save lives and link individuals in the inner city to resources they need in order to thrive. During the period between 2003 and 2014, A Better LA funded community-based non-profits led by x-gang members who had turned their lives around and dedicated themselves to reducing gang violence. They continue to have a powerful impact on the communities they serve. here are many co-determinants to the violence in urban areas. Today, A Better LA focuses its support on a variety of critical shortfalls within at-risk communities. It is a diverse group of advocates and activists for social justice in Los Angeles. Utilizing their passion, decades of experience, relationships, and resources throughout the community, we direct services and small stipends to programs that address gaps in equity.
About Nonprofit Committee
The COVID-19 crisis cast into even more sharp relief the necessity and vitality of the nonprofit sector. Healthcare, civil rights, housing, social services, the arts, our environment, veterans’ services, kids’ sports—in these and so many other areas, nonprofits fill voids in our communities and help those in need. We want to provide more opportunities for those who work at and for nonprofits to network, receive and provide CLE, exchange best practices, and provide referrals. To further those goals, we’ve launched the BHBA Nonprofit Committee.

If you are an attorney at a nonprofit organization, your private practice provides legal services to nonprofits, or you just want to keep updated about developments in this critically important sector, please join our new Nonprofit Committee.
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