Latino Spirit Awards

 Recognition is a reminder that the people and causes that CRLA fights for are important to the rest of the society. CRLA and our Executive Director, and your friend and colleague, Mr. José Padilla will be recognized from two groups this May.

The California Latino Legislative Caucus will be honoring José at the 14th Annual Latino Spirit Awards. The Latino Caucus is made up of five State Senators and seventeen Assembly Members. The awards are a two day event from May 3 to May 4, 2015, in Sacramento that celebrates influential Latinos. The Latino Caucus selected José Padilla for his legal accomplishments and lifelong commitment to the Latino community.


On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, Jose will be speaking at the 2015 American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Clinical Conference. Jose is the keynote speaker at the conference and will discuss CRLA's work and the challenges to achieving social justice. CRLA will receive the Per Diem Award of the Clinical Legal Education Associate (CLEA) at the conference. This award is part of the Pier Diem Project, which CLEA created to acknowledge and support social justice groups. Our long history of working with law school legal clinics is why CLEA chose CRLA. Law school clinics give law students the opportunity to directly help clients while being supervised by an attorney.

The CLEA Per Diem Project asks those attending to donate an equivalent to a day's per diem, which will then be donated to CRLA to help continue our work.

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