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2020 VFJ Virtual Event!

On Monday, August 24th leaders from the Orange County legal, business and civic communities will join together virtually in support of the Public Law Center’s annual Volunteers for Justice Event. We hope you can be part of this inspiring event that also provides an opportunity to support the over 1,500 volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students who work with us to provide free legal services to low income residents.

Keynote Speaker

Valerie Jarrett

Valerie B. Jarrett
Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama

Valerie B. Jarrett is a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, and a senior advisor to the Obama Foundation and Attn. She serves as Board Chair of When We All Vote and Co-Chair of The United State of Women. She also serves on the boards of Lyft, Ariel Investments, 2U, the Innocence Project, Time’s Up, the Economic Club of Chicago and the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. Her New York Times bestselling memoir, Finding My Voice, was published in 2019 and updated in paperback in 2020.

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Event Committee
Co-Chair

Karla Kraft

Karla Kraft

Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C.

Event Committee
Co-Chair

Christopher McGrath

Christopher H. McGrath

Paul Hastings LLP

Event Committee

Darren O. Aitken
Aitken*Aitken*Cohn

John E. Altstadt
Altstadt Consulting

Joseph L. Chairez
Baker & Hostetler LLP

Tara Cowell
Cowell Law Corporation

Samantha E. Dorey
Everett Dorey LLP

Michael G. Ermer
Irell & Manella LLP

Norma García Guillén
Garcia Rainey Blank & Bowerbank LLP

Christy Lea
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

Deborah Mallgrave
Greenberg Gross LLP
President, PLC Board of Directors

Aaron J. Malo
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Thomas A. Manakides
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Adrianne Marshack
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Danielle M. Mayer
Holland & Knight LLP
Silent Auction Committee Co-Chair

Daniel S. Robinson
Robinson Calcagnie, Inc.

Eleanor A. Stegmeier
Stegmeier, Gelbart, Schwartz & Benavente, LLP

Marc J. Winthrop
Winthrop Golubow Hollander, LLP

Christina Zabat-Fran
St. John Knits, Inc.

Nicholas M. Zovko
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
Silent Auction Committee Co-Chair

Silent Auction Committee

Danielle M. Mayer
Holland & Knight LLP
Co-Chair

John E. Altstadt
Altstadt Consulting 

Sarah M. Ayad
Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

 Marcel Budiono
Rutan & Tucker, LLP

 Nicole Carbonel
Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C.

Samantha Chang
Latham & Watkins LLP

Jordan M. Cox
Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP

Mario Ekiert
Rocket Reporters

Sayuri Espinosa
Rutan & Tucker, LLP

 Kehaulani Jai
Latham & Watkins LLP

 Remington Bishop Lamons
Latham & Watkins LLP

 Courtney B. Lockhart
Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara LLP

 Melissa Lucar
Buchalter

Nicholas M. Zovko
Knobbe, Martens, Olsen & Bear, LLP
Co-Chair

Mayant Luk
Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C.

 Candice D. Lundquist
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

 Marcus McCutcheon
BakerHostetler

 Emily Orman
Latham & Watkins LLP

 Bree A. Oswald
Buchalter

Angie V. Phung
Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara, LLP

Aaron M. Rubin
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

 Jocelyn M. Russo
Bremer Whyte Brown & O’Meara, LLP

Lauren Shelby
Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

 Akhil Sheth
Crowell & Moring LLP

 Honieh O.H. Udenka
Brown Rudnick LLP

Jennifer Unger
Rocket Reporters

 Jiaxiao Zhang
McDermott Will & Emery, LLP

For more information, contact April Schley, Special Events Manager, at aschley@publiclawcenter.org