Announcing the 2019 NLG-LA Awards Banquet

Dear Friend of the Guild,

You are cordially invited to participate in this year’s National Lawyers Guild Los Angeles (NLG-LA) Annual Awards Dinner. For over 80 years, NLG has been the legal arm of social justice movements, working tirelessly to defend the rights of the most marginalized communities. We protect the civil rights of progressive activists on the front lines and cultivate the next generation of civil rights attorneys.

As NLG-LA’s biggest event of the year, the Annual Awards Dinner is a memorable celebration that brings together hundreds of attorneys, legal workers and allies to recognize our accomplishments as a community. This year’s event will be held at the Pasadena Hilton (168 S. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena) on Sunday, June 9th, 2019. Cocktails will be served at 5pm, and dinner begins at 6:30pm.

Purchase tickets here!

This year, we will be honoring:

  • Al Otro Lado, a bi-national, direct legal services organization serving indigent deportees, migrants, and refugees in Tijuana. They have shown courage in the face of government threats and deportation, and they are currently engaged in several legal challenges to federal anti-immigrant policies.

  • Shiu-Ming Cheer, Senior Staff Attorney & Field Coordinator for the National Immigration Law Center (NILC); her work focuses on challenging immigration enforcement and promoting pro-immigrant policies. Previously a Soros Justice Fellow, she has a long history of involvement in social justice organizing projects, campaigns, and coalitions

  • Orange County Homelessness Litigation Team – Carol Sobel, Cathy Sweetser & Brooke Weitzman. Together, these civil rights attorneys sued Orange County cities in federal court, resulting in a ruling that it is unconstitutional to prosecute people for sleeping in public when they do not have access to shelter.

  • Robert Newman, long-time civil and human rights attorney. Robert has argued and won at least 20 published and precedent setting cases involving everything from police abuse to general assistance to areas of disability and poverty. His stellar record on behalf of people who are poor or homeless is unparalleled. His victories have brought relief to literally millions of people. He is a mentor and role model for many attorneys in our community. His life and work embody the highest ideals of the Guild.

  • United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA), organized a strike that was a watershed moment for public education. In six days, UTLA galvanized the city, dominated national media coverage, won a ground-breaking contract, and learned that in the battle to reinvest in our schools, the public stands with teachers. With 34,000 members out on the street, it was one of the biggest strikes in California history.

Purchase event tickets and more here! Below is a list of event prices for this year’s dinner.

We look forward to celebrating with you in June!

Yours in Solidarity,

–The 2019 Annual Awards Dinner Committee


2019 NLG-LA Annual Awards Dinner – Event Prices:

Event Tickets

  • Regular Ticket  $125

  • Host Ticket  $200 (name listed as host on e-invite, website and program)

         *Note: you can sponsor tickets for students and/or low-income Guild members to attend the event.

Event Sponsorships

  • Front-Lines Sponsor  $2,500 (includes 10 tickets; recognition in dinner journal, website & e-invite)

  • Movement-Builder Sponsor  $5,000 (includes 20 tickets; benefits listed above, plus mention on social media, and priority seating.)

  • Indispensable Sponsor  $10,000 (includes benefits listed above, plus additional tickets per sponsor’s request, mention in press release, and recognition in event program.)


  • Regular Table  $1,250 (10 seats)

  • Host Table  $2,000 (10 seats + name(s) listed as host(s) on website, program and e-invite)

Ads in Dinner Journal

  • Quarter Page  3¾” x 5”    $350     |     Eighth Page    3¾” x 2½”    $250

  • Full Page    7½”x 10”    $1,200  |     Half Page   7½”x 5”    $700

  • Full Page Back Cover   $2,000     |     Full Page Inside Cover   $1,500

           *To submit an ad, please send text, logo, or artwork by e-mail to by May 24, 2019.

To Purchase:

  • By Check: Please send a check payable to NLG-LA to 3916 Sepulveda Blvd, #105, Culver City, CA 90230 (no processing fee). Please include your name, organization, address, email, and phone number.

  • By Credit Card: Pay by credit card here.

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