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~Pro Bono Week October 20-26, 2013
~Annual Celebration October 24, 2013
~ MHAS Receives Fair Housing Grant
~ October is Campaign for Justice Month 
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MHAS Celebrates ABA Pro Bono Week
October 20-26, 2013 

During ABA Pro Bono Week, Mental Health Advocacy Services, along with other local legal services organizations, SoCal Pro Bono Managers and the LA Law Library, will present a variety of events, including free MCLE trainings for attorneys.  Events include:


October 21: How Medical/Legal Partnerships Address the Needs of Vulnerable Populations in the Changing Health Care Environment, free 1-Hour MCLE Event at the LA Law Library


October 22: Current Issues in Mental Health Law, free 1-Hour MCLE Event at MHAS


October 23: Introduction to Special Education Law, free 1-Hour MCLE Event at MHAS (in conjunction with October 25 Legal Clinic)


October 24: To Remake Justice in 2013: Responding to the Growing Justice Gap, free 1-Hour MCLE Event at the LA Law Library


October 25: Special Education Legal Clinic at Learning Works! Charter School in Pasadena


October 26: Public Legal Services Fair at the LA Law Library


See our website for more information.


 Tickets Still Available for Our Annual Celebration Event, October 24, 2013 
  Annual Celebration


You can still purchase tickets for our Annual Celebration Event to be held on October 24th.  We will present our 2013 Advocates Awards to:





Mark Ragins 

Dr. Mark Ragins, Medical Director, MHA Village.



Special Thanks to Event Sponsors:


Platinum Sponsors

Lucy and David Eisenberg

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Gregory and Juanita Weingart


Gold Sponsors

Jane and Ken Anderson

Jacqueline Klein

Latham & Watkins LLP

The Morrison & Foerster Foundation

O'Melveny & Meyers LLP

Ralph and Shirley Shapiro & Family

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP


Silver Sponsors

Areta Crowell, Ph.D.

Houman Ehsan

Gibson Dunn LLP

Shirley and Matthew Kirby

Mental Health America Los Angeles 

Silver Sponsors (contd)

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

Neil A. Rubin

Nick and Nancy Saggese

Wargo French


Bronze Sponsors

David Bower

Richard Chernick

Douglas L. Hall

Grover and Caroline Heyler

Andrew and Megan Hirsch

Newman Aaronson Vanaman

Betty L. Nordwind

Jeromie and Krisa Park

Sarah and Jason Powers

Ryu Law Firm

Elyn R. Saks

Steve and Debby Scherer

The Sidley Austin Foundation

Susan J. Troy and Larry Zipursky


(sponsors as of 10/9/13)


Visit our website for event information.

 MHAS Receives Fair Housing Grant from the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development 
Equal Housing Logo  
On September 25, the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development announced $38 million in grants to 95 organizations to fight housing discrimination throughout the United States.  MHAS was awarded an 18-month grant for its Fair Housing Education & Outreach Project for People with Disabilities.  
Read the HUD press release on our website.
October is Campaign for Justice Month!

The Campaign for Justice seeks to increase funding for the network of organizations providing life-changing legal services to low income individuals and families throughout California. 


During Campaign for Justice Month, you can help by declaring your support for the campaign, supporting your local legal services organizations, and donating to the statewide Justice Gap Fund. 

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