​​ Overview 

The annual La Mancha Awards celebrates the dedication of exceptional attorneys and firms who have a commitment to Casa Cornelia's clients and their cases. This year, Casa Cornelia is delighted to celebrate its 25th anniversary during the 2018 La Mancha Awards.

​​​​​Keynote Speaker  

Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer-Winning Journalist and Op-Ed Columnist for The New York Times, has over two decades of experience reporting on human rights violations and social injustices around the world, including Sudan, Darfur, Israel-Palestine, Libya and Iraq. His columns have often focused on global health, poverty, and gender issues in the developing world.

After joining The New York Times in 1984, Kristof served as NY Times correspondent in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo. He also covered presidential politics and is the author of the chapter on President George W. Bush in the reference book "The Presidents." He later was Associate Managing Editor of the NY Times, responsible for Sunday editions.

​​​​25th Anniversary Celebration &

La Mancha Awards

Saturday, October 20, 2018​, from 6 - 9 p.m.

Shiley Theater

University of San Diego

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, California​

Program Highlights

The 25th Anniversary Celebration & 2018 La Mancha Awards will feature awards for Distinguished Pro Bono Attorney of the Year and Jubilee Awards for Law Firms of the Year (2009-2018). We will also have a reception with live music. ​More details to come!

​Sponsorship Opportunities

Make this a truly celebratory event with your sponsorship support. Sponsorships at various levels are critical for Casa Cornelia's 2018 fund. Your sponsorship sustains our mission of providing quality free legal representation for our clients, including unaccompanied children who come to the U.S. fleeing violence, victims of domestic violence and human trafficking in Southern California, and asylum-seekers facing socio-political, religious, and ethnic persecution. 

Click here to view, select and process your sponsorship for the event.

Contact Rosa Mitsumasu Scotti, Development Manager, at rmitsumasu@casacornelia.org or (619)231-7788 ext 330 for more information.

Reserve Your Tickets

Reserve your tickets for a night of celebration and reflection, coming soon!

Casa Cornelia's 25th anniversary milestone would not happen without the collective action, moral and financial support of our pro bono attorneys, partnering firms and organizations, board, staff, interns, and donors who believe and participate in our mission. ​We invite you to join us for this celebration and reflect on these 25 years, and the upcoming challenges ahead.

View highlights from last year's 10th Annual La Mancha Awards here!