What We Do - Our Mission Statement

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The primary purpose of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers' Charities (LATLC) is to make a positive difference in the quality of life for people within the greater Los Angeles area, focusing on issues related to education, children, survivors of abuse, persons with disabilities, and homelessness, by providing financial assistance to needy persons and groups in the greater Los Angeles area. LATLC is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and organized exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Who We Are - Trial Lawyers for the People

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LATLC was founded in 2006 by a group of seven plaintiff personal injury attorneys practicing within the greater Los Angeles Area. LATLC has grown from the original seven founders to an organization of more than 3,000 supporters. Our managing Board of Directors includes 42 attorneys who have dedicated themselves to giving back to the Los Angeles community and who volunteer their time to help our organization. LATLC's members are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of those in need throughout Southern California. We proudly draw our membership base from the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), California Applicants Attorneys Association (CAAA) and Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) - though we are not officially affiliated with any of these organizations. View our 2016 Year in Review Report.

How We Help - Supporting Our Community

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Los Angeles Trial Lawyers' Charities has positively affected hundreds of thousands of lives through financial donations and volunteer service:

  • MONETARY DONATIONS: $4,415,000 to the community in grants, gifts and goods to our 93 partner charities.
  • FOOD DONATIONS: 545,359 pounds of food distributed to groups like the L.A. Mission, L.A. Food Bank, Food Bank of Southern California and Delancy Street Foundation, providing for more than 848,000 meals.
  • VOLUNTEER EVENTS: 18 service projects in 2018, involving 1,482 volunteer-hours from our attorney supporters. This was an increase of more than 300 service hours from 2017.
  • SCHOLARSHIPS: $145,000 in college scholarships awarded to 47 high school seniors based on academic achievement and need.
  • YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAM: $126,000 in grants to more than 102 organized youth sports programs and public school athletic programs.
  • SPECIAL EVENTS: In addition to participating in service projects with our partner charities like painting low income housing or preparing meals for the homeless, LATLC has put together special projects of our own in 2018:
    • "BOO-BOO BAGS": Volunteers assembled 500 backpacks for children receiving medical exams at the Venice Family Clinic.
    • GREAT TRYKE GIVEAWAY: Presented 15 more customized tricycles to disabled children through two of our partner charities - SoCal Trykers and Pedal Pushers. This brings our donations to 54 custom special needs bikes.
    • ANNUAL TURKEY AND TOY GIVEAWAY: For the third year, LATLC partnered with New Prospect Baptist Church, LAPD South East Division, and Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, 8th District to distribute frozen turkeys and all the fixings for a holiday meal as well as toys for the children, to more than 1,500 people in attendance at LATLC's own Holiday Village on the Broadway Corridor in South Central Los Angeles.

Who We Help - Our Partner Charities

We partner with other organizations throughout the Los Angeles Community who serve the constituent groups LATLC is dedicated to helping - charities that focus on assisting children, survivors of abuse, persons with disabilities, the homeless, and education. Some of our partner organizations include: