October 20, 2018 @ 5:30PM — 9:00PM
On October 20th, Casa Cornelia will celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary of quality pro-bono legal services at the annual La Mancha Awards. We hope you will join us for a night of celebration and reflection!
Due to the generosity of our friends and partners, this event is now SOLD OUT.
Thank you so much for your support!
The annual La Mancha Awards celebrates the dedication of exceptional attorneys and law firms who have a commitment to the success of Casa Cornelia's clients and their cases. This year, Casa Cornelia is delighted to celebrate its 25th anniversary during the 2018 La Mancha Awards, commemorating over 10,000 children, women and men who received pro bono legal services, were granted protections, and escaped violence and persecution in their countries of origin.
New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof will keynote the evening's program. The ceremony will honor the Distinguished Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, Jubilee Law Firms, and the Humanitarian, Special Recognition and Pro Bono Publico awardees. We will bring 600 of our dearest benefactors, volunteers and partners in the legal community for an inspiring evening with live music and hors d'oeuvres. Get your tickets today!
Distinguished Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
Charles H. Dick Jr, Esq.
25th Anniversary Jubilee Awards
DLA Piper LLP
Foley & Lardner LLP
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek LLP
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Pro Bono Publico Honoreees
Yuliya Barron, Esq.
Jennifer L. Best-Martin Esq.
John T. Brooks, Esq.
John D. Esterhay, Esq.
Jenna A. Fasone, Esq.
Lindsay Gochnour, Esq.
Drew Koning, Esq.
Tanner Konold, Esq.
Laurie K. McNamara, Esq.
Rachel E. Moffitt, Esq.
Ryan O'Carroll, Esq.
Shanna M. Pearce, Esq.
Loraine Pedowitz, Esq.
Jamie M. Ritterbeck, Esq.
Allen Rowe, Esq.
Roxanne Story Parks, Esq.
Lauren Twist, Esq.
Lisa S. Yun, Esq.
All proceeds from event tickets and sponsorships will help fund Casa Cornelia's 2018 legal programs. Your participation will fund our mission to provide quality pro bono legal services for immigrant children, victims of serious crimes and adult asylum seekers, including those who were recently separated from families.
Sponsorships at various levels are critical to fund Casa Cornelia's legal programs. Your sponsorship sustains our mission of providing quality free legal representation for our clients, including immigrant children who come to the U.S. fleeing violence, victims of domestic violence and human trafficking in Southern California, and adult asylum-seekers facing socio-political, religious, and ethnic persecution. Click here to view, select and process your sponsorship for the event.
Parking on USD campus on weekends is open and at no charge, but spaces are limited. Guest parking is found on the left just past the guardhouse on Marian Way. Trams to and from the Shiley courtyards and Theatre will run from 5:30 to 10 p.m.
We look forward to celebrating with you. Thank you so much for your support!
Many Thanks to our Sponsors!
Tessa P Yutadco, Esq & Gerard A Trippitelli, Esq
Casa Cornelia Guardian Sponsors
Cheryl A & John M O'Meara Charitable Foundation
Holy Child School Waukegan Alumnae, Class of '55
Robert P & Mary Kay O'Meara Donor Fund
Principi & Principi Attorneys at Law
Casa Cornelia Champion Sponsors
Casa Cornelia Defender Sponsors
Veronica Ahern, Esq
Barbara De Concini, PhD & Walter Lowe, PhD
The Menard Family Foundation
The Quinn Family Foundation
Abby & Ray Weiss
Casa Cornelia Advocate Sponsors
Elizabeth Balfour, Esq & David Balfour, Esq
Sandy & Dane Bane
Teresa F Doyle, PhD
Nancy & Frank Hogan
Lucy & Steve Howell
Linda & Mel Katz
The Immaculata Parish
Marilyn (Sisolak) Manzer
Mary, Star of the Sea
Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit
Karen & Tom Mulvaney
Maria C Roberts, Esq
Sacred Heart Church
Mr & Mrs Robert E Shields
St Brigid Parish
St Patrick Church, San Diego
Deacon Jim & Frances Vargas
Casa Cornelia Ambassador Sponsors
Veronica Ahern, Esq
Carmen M Chavez, Esq and Matthew Agostinelli
Church of the Nativity
Michael Fendley - Merrill Lynch
Jane and Phillip Lacovara
Madeline and Phillip Lacovara
Catherine G Reedy
Marilyn Dowe Sherry
Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton IA
St Gregory the Great Catholic Church
The Immaculata Parish
Casa Cornelia Patron of Justice Sponsors
Nancy Aeling, Esq & Dan Aeling
Diane Corcoran Leslie
Janice Deaton, Esq & Blake Harper, Esq
Dean Stephen Ferruolo, USD School of Law
Althea & Bob Howe
Rosemary & Walter Johnston
Laurie & Peter Mychaels
Marlene & William O'Meara
John Pacheco, Esq
Patricia Popit Stanczak
Mary Patterson McPherson
San Rafael Parish
Jeannne & Ted Roth
St Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, San Diego Parish
St Pius X Roman Catholic Church
Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
Rose Thompson, Esq
Ann S Ver Steeg
Catherine & Scott Wallace
Mr William Wardlaw
Casa Cornelia Circle of Friends Sponsors
Helen M Bourne
Sabina & Jeffrey Burns
Alan Braun RG Alliance Group
Krysta Cordill & Brett D'Arcy
Immaculate Heart Community
Susan Kielpinski Crane
Mary & George Mansfield
The Market Place
Lori Mendez, Esq
Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child
Jennifer & Chris Morris
San Diego Jesuit Community
Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary
Mary & Ron Siegrist
Sweet Pea Fund/Andrea & Michael Townsend