LACLJ helps 10 recover damages from unsafe conditions

Years after filing a lawsuit against their landlord, tenants (pictured here) from a rundown property in Lincoln Heights finally settled the case this January. The families had been living in slum conditions that included open ditches, leaking roofs and unsafe plumbing and electrical service.

Lead counsel Manuel Duran (pictured on the far right) of Duran & Cedillo and LACLJ Housing Staff, led by Senior Housing Advocate Maria Aguila, worked to fight for the tenants. Thanks to a dedicated team of advocates, the tenant families finally received the justice they deserved!

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Teen/LA celebrates 10th anniversary

Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating Teen/LA's 10th anniversary on June 5th at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel!

We also honored Maria Shriver with the Justice Award, the Los Angeles Dodgers with Corporation of the Year, and Manatt, Phelps & Phillips with Pro Bono Partner of the Year. Thanks to the LACLJ community, we raised a record-breaking amount to continue to provide free legal services.

Click here to see pictures from the event.


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