Ana de Alba receives OneJustice’s Pro-Bono Award

On July 13 more than 350 attorneys, judges, law students, business, and community leaders were on hand when California Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye presented Ana de Alba with an award for her tireless work to promote pro-bono in the Central Valley. Ms. de Alba was one of two attorneys state-wide to be recognized at this event.

Ms. de Alba’s acceptance comments brought tears to the eyes of many as she talked about her experiences as the daughter of immigrant farm workers in the Central Valley to explain why she is so passionate about pro-bono. The award was from OneJustice (formerly Public Interest Clearinghouse) and was presented at the organization’s annual Opening Doors to Justice reception in San Francisco. OneJustice provides support to legal services organizations and law students engaged in pro-bono. Its mission is to increase access to legal help for underserved Californians by building infrastructure and partnerships in the legal community.

Ms. de Alba has been an associate at Lang, Richert & Patch since 2007 and works primarily in the area of employment law.