Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Proclames National Pro Bono Week

LA Law Library Receives Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Proclamation
Declaring the Fourth Week in October National Pro Bono Week

Los Angeles, October 6, 2015 -  LA Law Library was honored at a recent Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 as Mayor Michael D. Antonovich recognized the Law Library’s efforts and declared October 24-30 as Pro Bono Week throughout Los Angeles County.  Antonovich presented Sandra Levin, LA Law Library’s Executive Director, with an official proclamation from the county marking the occasion. 

“We are grateful to Mayor  Antonovich and the Board of Supervisors for recognizing the importance of Pro Bono week and what it means to the  people of Los Angeles County”, said Levin. “By declaring Pro Bono Week throughout Los Angeles County, the County is helping to make the remarkable opportunities provided at the 2015 Annual Pro Bono Week Celebration available to all.”

Pro Bono Week provides one-on-one consultations with legal research experts, Lawyers In The Library programs where members of the public can get free individual consultations with volunteer lawyers,  citizenship workshops, housing rights classes, classes on how to handle civil lawsuits, a clinic on how to petition for a conservatorship, information on criminal process and terminology,  and a host of other programs designed to level the playing field and provide public access to legal information.

As Antonovich concluded the presentation he proudly announced “The LA Law Library’s Pro Bono Week celebration is one of the largest collaborative efforts to promote and provide pro bono services in the country.”

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For more information, please contact:
Sandra J. Levin, Executive Director
LA Law Library

Leigh A. Garcia, Communications Manager
LA Law Library

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