Events

VCLF Finds Fun in Fundraising

January 2016

By Laurence Kaldor, President of the VCLF

MINDFUL THAT FUN AND fundraising don’t have to be mutually exclusive, the Valley Community Legal Foundation (VCLF) held its annual Gala event on Saturday, November 14 at Braemar Country Club. The VCLF, which acts as the charitable arm of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, adopted the theme “Raising the Bar” this year so as to highlight the value and importance of community service in realizing its own mission of assisting law related charitable initiatives in the local area.  READ MORE

VCLF’s Virtual Gala—an Experiment with Resoundingly Successful Results

September 2016

By Laurence Kaldor, President of the VCLF

TOO MANY MONTHS BACK TO MENTION, THE directors of the Valley Community Legal Foundation found themselves faced with a real dilemma. Ever increasing overhead costs were reducing the effectiveness of one of the most popular fundraising tools in the Foundation’s toolbox, the Annual Gala.  READ MORE

First Annual Virtual Gala Honors Judge Michelle Rosenblatt’s Service to our Community

July 2016

By Laurence Kaldor, President of the VCLF

I’M NOT SURE WHAT I AM MORE EXCITED ABOUT honoring Judge Rosenblatt’s longtime service to the Valley Community Legal Foundation (VCLF) of the San Fernando Valley Bar Assocation or launching our first ever Virtual Gala! The good news for me is that we get to do both! READ MORE

Virtual Gala 2017

June 2017

By Laurence Kaldor, President of the VCLF

THE VALLEY COMMUNITY LEGAL FOUNDATION (VCLF) CONTINUED ITS VIRTUAL GALA FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE this year by honoring three individuals who have made immeasurable contributions to the Foundation’s work. Judge Susan Speer, Detective Bill Speer (ret.) and the late attorney Barry T. Harlan represent a spirit of service to which every member of the legal community can and should aspire.
This year’s honoring ceremony was held on March 21 at Monty’s Steakhouse. An impressive showing by members of the Valley’s judicial, political and legal community served as a testament to their commitment to the causes that the VCLF supports, as well as the esteem in which this year’s honorees are held. READ MORE

A Year to be Proud Of!

July 2017

By Laurence Kaldor, President of the VCLF

LET’S KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING! I’M PLEASED  to report that with your help, the Valley Community Legal Foundation, the charitable arm of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, is once again prospering. Giving back to the community feels, frankly, pretty good, and this fiscal year you have so much to be proud of, such as our successful 2016-2017 fundraising efforts; the well-received 2017 Virtual Gala honoring the careers of Judge Susan Speer and retired LAPD Detective Bill Speer; the creation of the Barry T. Harlan Memorial Fund; our 2017 grants and scholarships recipients; and the effective community outreach programs for our Valley law magnets and Law Post students, which included our support for the recent production of Defamation: The Play. READ MORE