The SCCLA Board of Governors operates several committees focusing on key operational issues.
The Communications Committee oversees all of SCCLA’s public and internal communications, including email newsletters, social media, mailing lists, and our website. The Communications Committee also designs promotional material for SCCLA events and is responsible for disseminating and publicizing SCCLA events and initiatives.
The Legal Clinic Committee organizes the SCCLA Legal Clinic in collaboration with Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County every third Wednesday of each month from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Our legal clinic offers pro per attendees general information covering a range of legal issues including, but not limited to: family, immigration, health insurance, medical debt, business, employment, criminal, real estate, estate planning, probate, bankruptcy, consumer, intellectual property, and international law. We welcome attorneys, law students, paralegals, interpreters, and community members as volunteers. No foreign language abilities required. Members who are interested in assisting with and organizing our legal clinics are encouraged to join this committee.
The Membership Committee takes charge on initiatives that drive SCCLA membership (e.g., annual membership meeting, networking events, member socials) and administers membership matters. Creative thinkers and extroverted self-starters are encouraged to join this committee.
ScholarshipThe Scholarship Committee solicits donations and reviews applications for SCCLA’s annual law student scholarships and fellowships. This Committee involves a lot of communication with donors and students, as well as the coordination of award presentations at either the Annual Banquet or other format. Members who are interested in engaging with law students, have a knack for event coordination, and pay close attention to detail are encouraged to join this Committee.
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All SCCLA members are welcome and encouraged to join one or more committees. It is a great way for members to learn more about the operations of SCCLA and to prepare to become a board member. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join or a committee or have ideas for new committees that SCCLA should form.