O’Melveny Honored by Weingart Center for the Homeless for Eight Decades of Public ServiceNovember 13, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES, CA ─ November 13, 2014 ─ O’Melveny & Myers LLP was honored by The Weingart Center for the Homeless with its 2014 Public Service Award at the organization’s 2nd Annual Gala on November 6, 2014. The Firm was recognized for eight decades of public service to the Los Angeles community through ongoing pro bono work, dating back to its involvement in the founding of The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, the oldest and largest provider of free legal services to the poor in California, in 1929.
O’Melveny has long been linked with The Weingart Center. Partner Stephen Scharf, who is transactional co-head of O’Melveny’s Entertainment, Sports, and Media Practice, serves on the organization’s Board of Trustees, as did the Firm’s late partner Dean Weiner.
“No Los Angeles organization and their employees have contributed more than O’Melveny & Myers since the Weingart Center for the Homeless’ formation 30 years ago,” President & CEO Kevin Murrary said in a statement about the award. “They are always there for us, including performing countless hours of their expert pro bono work. The Weingart Center is fortunate to be a beneficiary of this world class professional law firm.”
The Weingart Center’s mission is to empower and transform lives by delivering innovative solutions to combat poverty and break the cycle of homelessness. As one of the leading comprehensive human services organizations in the United States, they are committed to establishing a world in which all people have and maintain a high-quality productive life. The Weingart Center proudly operates in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row where the transition from recovery to self-sufficiency happens every day.
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