California Western's Community Law Project has received a $21,500 grant for its legal clinic in City Heights from the Price Philanthropies Foundation.
The Community Law Project provides free legal information in a variety of areas to low-income residents. In City Heights, the project offers free weekly clinics at Hoover High School and Rosa Parks Elementary.
“The California Western Community Law Project at City Heights is thrilled to be supported by Price Philanthropies in its ongoing work to help the underserved community in City Heights,” said California Western Associate Dean for Experiential Learning Linda H. Morton. “The grant will aid in delivering critical legal and educational services to the City Heights population, and will provide California Western students the opportunity to experience the rewards of helping those in need.”
“California Western School of Law is a valuable community partner providing essential assistance to residents of City Heights,” said Sherry Bahrambeygui, vice chairman of Price Philanthropies and a 1993 graduate of California Western. “Capable legal representation can make a significant difference in a person’s life. This is especially true for those who are faced with language barriers and limited resources, and those who are generally underrepresented in society.”
The Community Law Projects provide free legal information through clinics in City Heights, Downtown, and Lemon Grove. Law students work one-on-one with clients and volunteer attorneys in a variety of legal areas, according to their interests. This unique opportunity allows volunteer students to experience the benefits of helping those in need while learning essential lawyering skills from experienced practitioners.
About the Price Philanthropies Foundation
The Price Philanthropies Foundation (formerly Price Family Charitable Fund) was founded by retail entrepreneur and philanthropist Sol Price and his wife Helen in 1983. Today, Sol and Helen Price's son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Allison Price, continue the family's legacy through their leadership of the foundation.