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Grants Enable California Western Community Law Project to Help Underserved Communities

Community Law Project

California Western Community Law Project (CLP) has been awarded two grants that will enable the program to continue to serve the legal needs of low-income individuals throughout San Diego County.

The American College of Bankruptcy Foundation awarded CLP $7,500, which will enable it to continue to provide services in the areas of consumer and bankruptcy law.

CLP also received a grant of $10,000 from the San Diego County Bar Foundation. This grant will allow CLP to serve clients in a variety of legal specialties while also providing opportunities for local attorneys and California Western students to give back to the community in which they reside.

“The Community Law Project is incredibly fortunate to have received support from the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation and San Diego County Bar Foundation for the last several years,” said Dana Sisitsky, CLP’s Executive Director. “These foundations, and others, help us to provide much needed legal assistance to approximately 1,500 individuals annually.”

“We appreciate the trust that the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation and the San Diego County Bar Foundation have placed in us and know that this year's funds will go a long way in helping CLP serve the San Diego community,” continued Sisitsky.

About California Western Community Law Project: CLP provides free legal information in a variety of practice areas to low income and indigent communities in each of its five clinics spread throughout San Diego County. California Western law students work one-on-one with clients and volunteer attorneys in a variety of legal areas, which allows them to experience the benefits of helping those in need while learning essential lawyering skills from experienced practitioners.

About the American College of Bankruptcy Foundation: The Foundation was established to promote the ends of justice through educational and charitable activities. Its missions, focused in the areas of bankruptcy and insolvency, are sponsorship and encouragement of legal research, publications and forums; establishment of scholarships; providing for the collection and maintenance of data and documents for scholarly research, and fostering the institution and maintenance of legal aid facilities for the indigent.

About San Diego County Bar Foundation: The San Diego County Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the San Diego County Bar Association. Through this partnership with the San Diego County legal community, the Bar Foundation aims to benefit underprivileged communities in the region by providing them with access to support, funding, and public service programs with legal services. The foundation’s beneficiaries include more than 50 legal aid and public-interest organizations.