2016 Justice Awards
Oct
1
6:00 pm18:00

2016 Justice Awards

  • California Club

Join Justice Awards co-chairs Angela Weimer and Kerry Garvis Wright, Esq. and a host of luminaries for an unforgettable evening honoring John Quiñones, Allen Matkins, and Wells Fargo.

ABCs of Conflict FREE Session
Jul
11
Jul 15

ABCs of Conflict FREE Session

  • Western Justice Center

Western Justice Center is holding the next FREE session of ABCs of Conflict - a conflict resolution training for educators and youth-service providers - on July 11-15, 9:00am to 4:30pm each day at the Western Justice Center headquarters, located at 55 S. Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105.  We would greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word!

ABCs of Conflict FREE Session
Jun
20
Jun 24

ABCs of Conflict FREE Session

  • Western Justice Center

Western Justice Center is holding the next FREE sessions of ABCs of Conflict - a conflict resolution training for educators and youth-service providers - June 20-24th 9:00am to 4:30pm each day at the Western Justice Center headquarters, located at 55 S. Grand Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105.  We would greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word!

Compassion Plays Performance of Horizon Line
Jun
14
5:30 pm17:30

Compassion Plays Performance of Horizon Line

  • Seyfarth Shaw

The Western Justice Center, California Minority Counsel Program and Seyfarth Shaw invite you to attend a special MCLE Program—a Compassion Plays performance of Horizon Line, written by Peter Howard and performed by Kevin Blake.

Peer Mediation Invitational - High Schools
Feb
24
8:30 am08:30

Peer Mediation Invitational - High Schools

  • Richard H. Chambers U.S. Court of Appeals

The Western Justice Center Peer Mediation Invitational is an annual educational workshop and celebration of peer mediators. This special event honors and encourages the dedicated youth who play such an important role in making schools safe for all students. All Los Angeles County schools (public, charter and private) with peer mediation programs are invited to participate.

Peer Mediation Invitational - Elementary and Middle School
Feb
23
8:30 am08:30

Peer Mediation Invitational - Elementary and Middle School

  • Richard H. Chambers U.S. Court of Appeals

The Western Justice Center Peer Mediation Invitational is an annual educational workshop and celebration of peer mediators. This special event honors and encourages the dedicated youth who play such an important role in making schools safe for all students. All Los Angeles County schools (public, charter and private) with peer mediation programs are invited to participate.

2015 Justice Awards
Oct
3
6:00 pm18:00

2015 Justice Awards

  • California Club

Join Justice Awards co-chairs Craig J. de Recat, Esq. and Angela Weimer and a host of luminaries for an unforgettable evening honoring Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Girardi | Keese and City National Bank.

Creating Bias-Free Classrooms Demonstration
Aug
13
6:00 pm18:00

Creating Bias-Free Classrooms Demonstration

  • Munger,Tolles & Olson LLP

Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, the author of AB 537, the California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act, joins us on August 13, 2015 as we present a demonstration of Creating Bias-Free Classrooms, a unique professional development program for educators. The program uses live, interactive theater to train teachers to create safe classrooms for students who are targeted by homophobia.

Peer Mediation Invitational - High Schools
Feb
19
8:30 am08:30

Peer Mediation Invitational - High Schools

  • Richard H. Chambers United States Court of Appeals

The Western Justice Center Peer Mediation Invitational is an annual educational workshop and celebration of peer mediators. This special event honors and encourages the dedicated youth who play such an important role in making schools safe for all students. All Los Angeles County schools (public, charter and private) with peer mediation programs are invited to participate.

For more information on participating:

Peer Mediation Invitational (Elementary & Middle Schools)
Feb
18
Feb 19

Peer Mediation Invitational (Elementary & Middle Schools)

  • Richard H. Chambers U.S. Court of Appeals

The Western Justice Center Peer Mediation Invitational is an annual educational workshop and celebration of peer mediators. This special event honors and encourages the dedicated youth who play such an important role in making schools safe for all students. All Los Angeles County schools (public, charter and private) with peer mediation programs are invited to participate.

For more information on participating:

Compassion Plays Production of Horizon Line
Dec
11
6:00 pm18:00

Compassion Plays Production of Horizon Line

  • Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP

Take advantage of a great upcoming opportunity to see a Compassion Plays performance of Horizon Line by Peter Howard from 6-8pm on Thursday, December 11. There will be a reception starting at 6pm, with the play beginning at 6:30pm.

What are the seeds of prejudice? Horizon Line explores bias-motivated behavior through the eyes of Danny Curtis - a young white man on a path of escalating destruction - and the people in his life who influence his choices, for better and for worse.

Horizon Line tells a story of conflicting impulses and loyalties in the life of an impressionable young man. Danny loves art and yearns to create a happy picture of himself and his world. But his desire to fit in - to be seen, to be heard - lead him toward acts that destroy property, frighten people and place his own future in jeopardy.

Learn more about the Compassion Plays program.

To RSVP or for more information, email emily@westernjustice.org or call (626) 584-7494.

Compassion Plays Production of Wheels
Nov
19
6:00 pm18:00

Compassion Plays Production of Wheels

  • Maxwell House

Take advantage of a great upcoming opportunity to see a Compassion Plays performance of Wheels by Peter Howard from 6-8pm on Wednesday, November 19. There will be a reception starting at 6pm, with the play beginning at 6:30pm.

Wheels explores immigration, xenophobia and the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship through the eyes of Oscar, a 15 and 1/2 year old Salvadoran-American youth and the people he encounters on his first journey through the maze of the DMV.

Wheels tells the story of Oscar's first steps toward independence, as he steps off the bus and into the Department of Motor Vehicles. In pursuit of his learner's permit and ultimately his driver's license, Oscar encounters a range of perspectives on freedom, mobility, and the dreams and realities associated with U.S. citizenship.

Learn more about the Compassion Plays program.

To RSVP or for more information, email emily@westernjustice.org or call (626) 584-7494.

2013 Gala: Silver Jubilee
Oct
5
6:00 pm18:00

2013 Gala: Silver Jubilee

  • California Club
California Court of Appeal Associate Justice and  WJC Board Member, Jeffrey W. Johnson, saluted Dr. Terrence J. Roberts, principal of Terrence Roberts Consulting and fellow WJC Board Member, with the Champion of Justice award. Dr. Terrence J. Roberts is one of the “Little Rock Nine,” the group of African-American students who, in 1957-58, were escorted to school every day by federal troops by order of President Eisenhower as they desegregated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Since that time, Dr. Roberts has continued to focus on how best to build positive human relations through celebrating racial, ethnic and cultural diversity.  As a member of the WJC Board of Directors, Dr. Roberts exemplifies the organization’s mission of peaceful resolution of conflict.

California Court of Appeal Associate Justice and  WJC Board Member, Jeffrey W. Johnson, saluted Dr. Terrence J. Roberts, principal of Terrence Roberts Consulting and fellow WJC Board Member, with the Champion of Justice award.

Dr. Terrence J. Roberts is one of the “Little Rock Nine,” the group of African-American students who, in 1957-58, were escorted to school every day by federal troops by order of President Eisenhower as they desegregated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Since that time, Dr. Roberts has continued to focus on how best to build positive human relations through celebrating racial, ethnic and cultural diversity.  As a member of the WJC Board of Directors, Dr. Roberts exemplifies the organization’s mission of peaceful resolution of conflict.

Dr. Terrence J. Roberts and Justice Awards Master of Ceremonies Petri Hawkins-Byrd (an actor known for his role as bailiff on the television court program Judge Judy)

Dr. Terrence J. Roberts and Justice Awards Master of Ceremonies Petri Hawkins-Byrd (an actor known for his role as bailiff on the television court program Judge Judy)

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP partner and  WJC Board Member Glenn D. Pomerantz, Esq. accepts the Defender of Justice award from WJC Executive Director Judge Judith C. Chirlin (Ret.) on behalf of his firm. Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP (MTO) is a long-time supporter of WJC.  Commitment to community is a  vital part of MTO’s culture.  Their attorneys are equally committed to contributing in meaningful ways by serving on non-profit boards or donating their time to organizations that inspire them and that improve the lives of the people in the communities they serve.

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP partner and  WJC Board Member Glenn D. Pomerantz, Esq. accepts the Defender of Justice award from WJC Executive Director Judge Judith C. Chirlin (Ret.) on behalf of his firm.

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP (MTO) is a long-time supporter of WJC.  Commitment to community is a  vital part of MTO’s culture.  Their attorneys are equally committed to contributing in meaningful ways by serving on non-profit boards or donating their time to organizations that inspire them and that improve the lives of the people in the communities they serve.

Raymond R. Kepner,  Esq., partner at Seyfarth Shaw and WJC Board Member, presented Christopher P. Reynolds, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer for Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. the Defender of Justice award to honor his corporation and its commitment to innovative youth oriented programs such as Haven, WJC’s social network for high school  students who are leading their campuses to become safer and more inclusive. Toyota and WJC share a respect for tradition combined with a commitment to innovation – to assure that the products we deliver, whether motor vehicles or youth oriented programs, make use of the newest and most creative ideas and technologies.

Raymond R. Kepner,  Esq., partner at Seyfarth Shaw and WJC Board Member, presented Christopher P. Reynolds, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer for Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. the Defender of Justice award to honor his corporation and its commitment to innovative youth oriented programs such as Haven, WJC’s social network for high school  students who are leading their campuses to become safer and more inclusive.

Toyota and WJC share a respect for tradition combined with a commitment to innovation – to assure that the products we deliver, whether motor vehicles or youth oriented programs, make use of the newest and most creative ideas and technologies.


2013 Western Justice Center Foundation Gala

2013 Gala Patrons

Diamond - $25,000

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP
Toyota Motor Sales USA
Liza & Paul Wachter

Platinum, $15,000

Girardi & Keese
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Reed Smith

Gold - $10,000

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
Alston & Bird LLP
Bowman and Brook LLP
CourtCall
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellot, LLP
Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP
JAMS The Resolution Experts
Latham & Watkins LLP
Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Diane & David Paul
O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Proskauer Rose LLP
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Susman Godfrey LLP
TM Financial Forensics

Bronze - $5,000

California Community Foundation
Hon. Raymond Fisher & Nancy Fisher
King & Spalding
Loeb & Loeb LLP
Micronomics
Pilsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Pearl - $2,000

Robert & Sara Adler
Arnold & Porter LLP
Bingham McCutchen LLP
John & Louise Brinsley
California State University, Los Angeles
Cochran-Bond Law Offices
Early Sullivan Wright Gizer & McRae LLP

Jose & Catherine Gomez
KNJ Inc.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Rosen Saba LLP
Dorothy Shubin & Greg Pieschala
Clarissa & Brad Weirick

Oct
6
6:00 pm18:00

2012 Virtual Gala

Social Butterfly ($10,000 and up)

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Diane & David Paul

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP

 

Group Date ($5,000 - $9,999)

Allen, Matkins, Leck, Gamble, Mallory & Natsis LLP

Richard Chernick, Esq. & Karla Chernick

Ernst & Young LLP

Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Susman Godfrey LLP

TM Financial Forensics LLC

 

Double Date ($1,000 - $4,999)

Patricia L. Glaser, Esq.

JAMS, Inc.

Robert M. Kaufman, Esq.

Latham & Watkins LLP

The Hon. Christina Ann Snyder & Marc M. Seltzer, Esq.

Lucinda Starrett, Esq. & Allan Maynard Bates

 

Me Time ($500 - $999)

 The Hon. Dorothy L. Shubin & Greg Pieschala

Phillip K. Sotel, Esq.