Casa Cornelia Law Center is a public interest law firm providing quality pro bono legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations. The Center has a primary commitment to the indigent within the immigrant community in southern California. Casa Cornelia strives to educate others regarding the impact of immigration law and policy on society and the public good. 
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Join Casa Cornelia for #GivingTuesday!  December 1, 2015

#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back, following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.  We hope you will consider joining Casa Cornelia in this global celebration of generosity, and share your gift with others!

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We at Casa Cornelia look forward to participating in ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ on Tuesday, December 1 to raise funds for our Domestic Violence program. DV clientsThis life-changing and often life-saving program provides a path to justice and freedom for clients like Teresa*, who recently became a legal resident after years of physical and emotional abuse while married to a U.S. citizen. Over the years, Teresa feared reporting the abuse to the police because she was concerned that her husband would kidnap her daughters again (as he had done previously) and she would never see them again. Thanks to the successful filing of a U Visa after a threat of death, Teresa now lives free and empowered to create a better future with her two daughters.

This #GivingTuesday we set a goal of $10,000, which will provide quality legal services and a path to hope for 20 survivors like Teresa.  Help strong women like Teresa to start new lives free of fear on December 1!

*Name has been changed

"I never thought we could live without fearing the next day or every moment, but now that we have a calm and safe place to live and sleep, I can’t explain it but now I can finally breathe. Thank you."

- Casa Cornelia Law Center Domestic Violence Client


Teodora Purcell, Casa Cornelia's Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, Featured in the San Diego Union Tribune



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We are proud that our Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, Teodora Purcell, was recently highlighted in the San Diego Union Tribune for her lifelong fight for justice and her work on behalf of Casa Cornelia's clients.  Teodora has provided legal aid to victims of human and civil rights violations in all four of our programs; Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Unaccompanied Minors, and Asylum.  She has made immeasurable impacts on the lives she has touched through this work.


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Thank You for
Attending and Supporting 

Casa Cornelia Law Center's
Eighth Annual La Mancha Awards!

We hope you were inspired by an evening honoring those who fight for justice on behalf of our clients, indigent victims of human and civil rights violations.  This was our biggest La Mancha Awards yet, and we thank you for your continued support!


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We are pleased to share the professional
photos from the event, as well as a 10 News clip featuring Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Teodora Purcell, as well as former client Dilkhwaz Ahmed.



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