Client Stories and Victories

Celebrating our victories in 2021.
Good news update: Ugandan principal who stood up against anti-gay hate – 7 yrs later.
Defending tenant rights to keep people housed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Groundbreaking settlement eliminates SAT & ACT in admissions at all UC campuses.
Our homelessness prevention team is in court fighting unjust evictions.

DACA recipients prevail at Supreme Court.
At the start of Covid-19, our team sprang into action to advocate for our communities
Deported U.S. Marine Veteran Returns – Instagram Story
A Look Back at 2019!
Meet our Homelessness Prevention Team – Instagram Story
Holding Open the Doors of Opportunity & Security for Immigrants
Protecting Homeowners from Predatory PACE Home Loans
Tony’s Forever Family
L.A. Tenants Win Groundbreaking $2.5 Million Settlement in Housing Discrimination Lawsuit
Public Counsel Attorney Speaks at Rally to the End Family Separation Policy!
The Fight for Immigrants’ Rights at LAX Airport and Beyond
The Campaign to Legalize Street Vending In L.A.
Dignity for Wounded Warriors and Their Caretakers
Public Counsel Attorney Talia Inlender Honored by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti
Young Immigrants Like Javier Make America Great
Lawyers protect the rule of law after Trump’s “Muslim Ban”
Class action challenges systemic gender discrimination in CA workers’ comp
Class action for former Corinthian students with private loan debt
Pomona Homeless Residents Take Action to Stop City’s Unlawful Practices
Tony’s Forever Family
Cruz v. California: Meaningful Learning Time for California’s Students
Breaking the Cycle: Mentally Disabled Homeless & The L.A. Jails
Victory! L.A. County settles with general relief recipients for $7.9 million
Bryan fled El Salvador due to death threats, but his case for relief was initially denied
First-of-its-kind class action addresses the adverse impact of childhood trauma on learning.
How Public Counsel saved a family’s home from an unlawful foreclosure
A Veteran Fought for Our Country, Now We’re Fighting for Him
Section 8 voucher recipients faced racism & harassment in the Antelope Valley
Public Counsel provides intensive advocacy to make sure foster youth can achieve their dreams
Mario’s Story: ‘This kid can’t go into the system’
Afghanistan Veteran Faces His Toughest Battle at Home
Doctors Thought Martin Wouldn’t Live, But He Proved Them Wrong
How Public Counsel Helps Litigants in the Federal Judiciary
Elderly Woman Lost Home in Sham Foreclosure

William O. Douglas Award Dinner Videos

2022 William O. Douglas Award Dinner

Viola Davis accepts Public Counsel’s 2022 William O. Douglas Award.
Morgan Chu accepts Public Counsel’s 2022 Founders Award.
David Horowitz accepts the 2022 Law Firm Pro Bono Award on behalf of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Public Counsel’s 2022 William O. Douglas Award Dinner – Complete Program.

2021 William O. Douglas Award Dinner

John Legend accepts Public Counsel’s 2021 William O. Douglas Award.
Betsy Beers accepts Public Counsel’s Inaugural Trailblazer in the Arts Award.
Dan Clivner accepts Public Counsel’s 2021 Law Firm Pro Bono Award on behalf of Sidley Austin LLP.
Mark Rosenbaum presents Public Counsel’s 2021 Law Firm Pro Bono Award to Sidley Austin LLP.

2020 William O. Douglas Award Dinner

In 2020, we held a virtual 50th-anniversary celebration to ensure the safety of our supporters.
50th anniversary – looking back at highlights of recent award dinners.

2019 William O. Douglas Award Dinner

Governor Gavin Newsom accepts Public Counsel’s 2019 William O. Douglas Award.
New Directions Veterans Choir performs at Public Counsel’s 2019 William O. Douglas Dinner.
A message from our clients who attended the dinner.
Highlights and reflections from a beautiful evening.

2018 William O. Douglas Award Dinner

Mike Farrell accepts Public Counsel’s 2018 William O. Douglas Award.
Aloe Blacc performs at Public Counsel’s 2018 Douglas Dinner.
Recognition and tributes for Mike Farrell.

2017 William O. Douglas Award Dinner

Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. accepts the 2017 William O. Douglas Award.
Celebrating Reverend James Lawson – a civil rights giant.

2016 William O. Douglas Award Dinner

Bryan Stevenson accepts Public Counsel’s 2016 William O. Douglas Award.
John Legend’s encore performance of “Glory” at Public Counsel’s 2016 William O. Douglas Award Dinner.
John Legend performs “Redemption Song” & “All of Me” at Public Counsel’s 2016 Dinner.
Dolores Huerta accepts Public Counsel’s 2015 William O. Douglas Award.
Eva Longoria salutes Public Counsel and Dolores Huerta.
Rand April, Interim President & CEO, speaks at 2015 Douglas Dinner.
Secretary Hillary Clinton accepts Public Counsel’s 2014 William O. Douglas Award
Senator Elizabeth Dole accepts Public Counsel’s 2013 William O. Douglas Award
Elie Wiesel accepts Public Counsel’s 2012 William O. Douglas Award.
Legal, art, and film leaders honor David Johnson.
Oprah Winfrey tribute to Elie Wiesel.
Itzhak Perlman tribute to Elie Wiesel.
Natalie Portman tribute to Elie Wiesel.
Sidney Poitier tribute to Elie Wiesel.
Hillary Clinton tribute to Elie Wiesel .
Bill Clinton Accepts Public Counsel’s 2011 William O. Douglas Award.
Tammy Duckworth accepts Public Counsel’s 2010 William O. Douglas Award.
Mike Farrell presents William O. Douglas Award to L. Tammy Duckworth.
President Bill Clinton’s delivers greeting at Public Counsel’s 2010 William O. Douglas Dinner.
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