Humanitarian aid is material and logistic assistance to people who need help. It is usually short-term help until the long-term help by the government and other institutions replaces it. Among the people in need are the homeless, refugees, and victims of natural disasters, wars, and famines.
The Inner City Law Centre has awarded Latham & Watkins it’s 2020 Humanitarian Award for being a “steadfast supporter and zealous pro bono partner.”
Latham & Watkins is an American multinational law firm. Founded in 1934 in Los Angeles, California, Latham is the second-largest law firm in the world by revenue.
As of 2021, Latham is also one of the most profitable law firms in the world, with profits per partner exceeding US$4.5 million.
The Inner City Law Centre is a non-profit poverty-law firm serving the poorest and most vulnerable residents of Los Angeles.
The Centre fights for justice for individuals experiencing homelessness, low-income tenants, working-poor families, immigrants, people living with HIV/AIDS or other disabilities, and homeless veterans.
Born inside a rusty construction trailer behind the Catholic Worker soup kitchen in 1980, ICLC has always been guided by the fundamental principle that every person should always be treated with dignity and respect.
As the only full-time provider of legal services headquartered on Skid Row, ICLC’s staff of over 100 and over 500 annual volunteers, provides quality legal representation for people who have nowhere else to go.
Thank you and congratulations to all our Latham attorneys and staff who have worked on so many matters with the Centre and its clients over the past 20 years.