La Mancha Awards

2017 Awardees

10th Annual La Mancha Sponsors

Tenth Annual La Mancha Sponsors 

Casa Cornelia Law Center bestows the annual La Mancha Awards in recognition of outstanding contributions to our mission of providing quality legal services to victims of human and civil rights violations. Like the ubiquitous Don Quixote, Casa Cornelia's dedicated volunteers dare to dream impossible dreams and "tilt at windmills" on behalf of those that cannot.

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Save the Date!

10th Annual La Mancha Awards,

Thursday October 19th, 2017 6-8 pm 

Pro Bono Attorney of the Year

Tom Laube, Esq.

Sandler, Lasry, Laube, Byer & Valdez LLP

Law Firm of the Year

Cooley LLP

Special Recognition Awardees

Anna Caruso

Ann Gary

Henok Getaneh

Roberta Gottfried

Samantha Kaplan

Aileen Shepherd

Ainslie Tarr

Beraki Woldeabzghi

Victoria Wolf-Llop

Molly Wyrsch

Barbara Zanette

Inn of Court Pro Bono Publico Awardees

Begum Benchimol
Solo Practitioner

Nick Echevestre

Cooley LLP

Victoria Hester

Best Best & Krieger LLP

Jessica Kondrick

Sandler, Lasry, Laube, Byer & Valdez LLP

Karen Kwok


Lyle LeBlang 

Sheppard Mullin LLP

Flora Levandoski
Qualcomm, Inc.

Chao Qi

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Trevor Quist

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Karine Wengerm



Presenting Sponsor

Guardian Sponsor

Champion Sponsors


Defender Sponsors 

Advocate Sponsors


​​Steve & Lucy Howell​

Laura Coats & Thom Schultz

Ambassador Sponsors 

​Carmen Chavez & Matthew Agostinelli

Molly Gavin

Thomas & Margaret Healey

Marilyn Manzer

Mary McCrann

Robert & Mary Kay Shields ​​