Each year, the Legal Aid Foundation Los Angeles produces a video for its Access to Justice Fundraiser, highlighting clients who have been helped by its attorneys. This video shows a domestic violence client and how the Foundation’s immigration and family attorneys helped her to escape and start a new life for her and the children.
http://www.legal-aid.org 2008 Legal Aid Clients describes the work of The Legal Aid Society through the clients its serves, with a special emphasis on the Civil Practice, representing the most vulnerable New Yorkers including senior citizens, chronically ill or disabled children and adults, survivors of domestic violence, immigrants, low-wage or unemployed workers, persons living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless or imminently homeless children and adults. Video Rating: / 5
Misty Rebik is the Executive Director for the Center for Worker Justice. With the Center she is dedicated to the empowerment of immigrant workers to know and defend their rights and to build common cause across linguistic, religious, racial, and national/political barriers to work towards concrete change. Misty was formally a community organizer with the grass-roots organizing group Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI), where she worked on the group’s Latino Organizing Project. While at Iowa CCI Misty worker with dozens of low-wage Latino workers to recover tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages, to strengthen wage theft enforcement in the state of Iowa, and to hold corporations accountable to fair treatment of workers. She also has served as an AmeriCorps Volunteer for the Iowa Immigration Education Coalition, and Iowa Legal Aid. Misty is passionate about all things social justice, and an enthusiastic traveler. She speaks Spanish, is practicing Portuguese, and soon plans to pick up Arabic. Video Rating: / 5