ASLA in the News

  1. The American Society of Legal Advocates was pleased to make 2013 end-of-year donations to Equal Justice Works, Bet Tzedek, the National Veterans Legal Services Program, the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and Metropolitan Family Services (Legal Aid) in Chicago.
  2. The American Society of Legal Advocates sponsored three recent CLEs put on by the National Law Institute.  This includes a July 9 CLE entitled “Negotiating an Office Lease and Issues And Considerations In Commercial Lease Disputes”, a November 19 CLE entitled “Environmental Due Diligence in Commercial Real Estate Transactions “, and a July 18 CLE entitled “New York Liquor Laws and Liquor Licensing.”  Each CLE is at the U.S. Trust/Bank of America building in New York. 

  3. ASLA was pleased to be a sponsor of the Las Vegas Defense Lawyers‘ February 21, 2013 annual meeting and dinner.  LVDL is a professional organization of Las Vegas civil defense attorneys focused on promoting cooperation and civility in the legal profession, raising standards of professional conduct, and fostering mutual education of civil attorneys and the general public.  Marlys C. McGrew, an ASLA Top 40 Litigation Lawyer Under 40 in Nevada, was an inaugural member of LVDL’s Board of Directors.

  4. The American Society of Legal Advocates was pleased to sponsor a February 19, 2013 CLE entitled “The Trusts and Estates Practice in an Evolving World” at the U.S. Trust/Bank of America building in New York.  Details are available here.

  5. The American Society of Legal Advocates is proud to be a financial supporter of The Legal Aid Society.  ASLA’s most recent donation was to The Legal Aid Society in New York City.  If there arLegal Aid Logoe any specific Legal Aid projects in your city or state in which you’re involved, let us know!

  6. ASLA provided financial support on multiple occasions to Equal Justice Works, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice.  Equal Justice Works offers a continuum of opportunities for law students and lawyers that provide the training and skills that enable them to provide effective representation to underserved communities and causes.  To help foster public interest values in students, it collaborates with law schools to expand public interest programming on law school campuses and hosts one of the largest public interest law conference career fairs in the country, bringing students and public interest employers from across the country together in one place for job opportunities, networking and leadership training.

  7. ASLA is a repeated financial supporter of Bet Tzedek, a Los Angeles-based legal charity.  Bet Tzedek, which means House of Bet Tzedek LogoJustice, has helped over 100,000 families (regardless of racial, religious, or ethnic background) overcome abuse, neglect, and exploitation for free since 1974.  It provides assistance to all eligible needy residents of Los Angeles.

  8. ASLA has proudly provided annual financial support to the National Veterans Legal Services Program.  NVLSP is an independent, non-profit, charitable organization that for over 25 years has acted to ensure that the U.S. government honors the pact made with our 25 million veterans.  It provides advocacy and training, education and publication, and pro bono litigation.  Lawsuits brought by NVLSP attorneys have forced the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in benefits to veterans and their families.  NVLSP also recruits, trains, and assists thousands of volunteer lawyers and veterans’ advocates.

  9. We continually are in the process of working to establish further CLE programs that we can provide to ASLA members.  Check back soon, or if you have any programs to suggest, email us at CLE@societyoflegaladvocates.org.

  10.  Do you have a particular legal non-profit organization or event that you would like to see ASLA sponsor?  If so, email us at sponsorships@societyoflegaladvocates.org.