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. 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, ads, tables, and sponsorships here!


  • 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.


Indispensable Sponsors:

  • Barbara & Douglas Hadsell; Dan Stormer & Jan Breidenbach
  • Carol Sobel

Movement-Builder Sponsors:

  • Martha Goldin
  • Bob Myers

Front-Lines Sponsors:

  • Bush Gottlieb
  • Dorsey & Whitney
  • Councilmember Gil Cedillo
  • UFCW 770
  • UNITEHERE! Local 11
  • Schonbrun Seplow Harris & Hoffman LLP


Cynthia Anderson-Barker, Tim Barker, Joseph Berra, Gary Blasi, Lisa Bloom, The Bloom Firm, David Campbell, Peggy Chiapetta, Michael Cowan, Scott Cummings, Cornelia Dai, Jeff Davidson, Karen DeMott, Jim DeSimone, Carl Douglas, Cathy Dreyfuss, Patrick Dunlevy, Ingrid Eagly, Eviction Defense Network, Peggy Ann Ferrell, Colleen Flynn, Peter Franck, Niels Frenzen, Zach Genduso, Gilbert & Sackman, Ridge Gonzalez, Isabelle Gunning, Maria Hall, Cynthia Hamilton, Anne Haule, Marielena Hincapie, Bruce Isaacson, Una Lee Jost, Marie Kennedy, Lynn Kersey, Kat Khommarath, Carol Kim, Kathleen Kim, Dolores Leal, Mike Lee, Loyola Law School’s Resident Associate Program, Fred Lowe, Sonya Lowe, Natalie Mackary, Christine Masters, the “May Day 24,” Hiroshi Motomura, Shayla Myers, Bob Newman, Tomas Olmos, Cindy Panuco, Sunita Patel, Christian Pereira, Elena Popp, Tony Pullara, Tina Rasnow, Stephen Raganold, John Raphling, Mark Rosenbaum, Gilbert Saucedo, Samuel Lawrence Foundation, Lou Shapiro, Jay Shin, Helen Sklar, Ira Spiro, Roberta Stovitz, Karen Suri, Lauren Teukolsky, Chris Tilly, Kyle Todd, USW 675, Rigo Vazquez, Carol Watson, Vera Weisz, Kaimi Wenger, Mia Yamamoto, Noah Zatz, Steven Zrucky


Ugochi Anaebere-Nicholson, Sameer Ashar, Baher Azmy, Daniel Barnhart, Joseph Berra, Melinda Bird, Blaine Bookey, Alex Caputo-Pearl, CARECEN, King Cheung, Holly Cooper, Cornelia Dai, Patrick Dunlevy, Mitra Ebadolahi, Leigh Ferrin, Nakai Flotte, Andrew Free, Leah Gasser-Ordaz, Elissa Gershon, Jonathan Glater, Jeff Good, Lili Graham, Navneet Grewal, Kaaryn Gustafson, Maricela Gutierrz, Barbara Hadsell, Brendan Hamme, Sue Himmelrich, Paul Hoffman, Laboni Hoq, D’lorah Hughes, Arlene Inouye, Lynn Kersey, Michelle Kotval, Annie Lai, An Le, Bethany Leal, Kim Lewis, Jenny Lin, Loyola Law School’s Resident Associate Program, Eileen Ma, Gloria Martinez, Everard Meade, Jan Meslin, Sheila Miller, Enrique Morones, Hiroshi Motomura, Cecily Myart-Cruz, Shayla Myers, Vy Nguyen, Alex Orozco, Rhonda Ortiz, Danny Park, Clare Pastore, Christian Pereira, Amanda Pertusati, Ian Philabaum, Nora Preciado, Juan Ramirez, John Raphling, Randy Renick, Song Richardson, Rise to Reunite, Mark Rosenbaum, Richard Rothschild, Michael Rubin, Wendy Seiden, Preeti Sharma, Annie Shaw, Jay Shin, Bob Solomon, Richard Spix, Rachel Steinback, Bill Steiner, Jane Stoever, Dan Stormer, Mohammad Tajsar, Mona Tawatao, Paul Tepper, Katie Tinto, Gerald Torres, Richard Walker, Henry Weinstein, Vera Weisz, Chris Whytock, Gary Williams


Event Tickets

  • Regular Ticket  $125

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

         *You can sponsor tickets for students and/or low-income Guild members


  • Regular Table  $1,250 (10 seats)

  • Host Table  $2,000 (10 seats + name(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.


  • 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.)


  • 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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