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News

Background

What's happening at SALA?

Partnership with the Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona

The Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona and the Connie Hillman Family Foundation awarded SALA an Equity and Opportunity grant to support SALA's advocacy to improve women's economic self-sufficiency. SALA will use this funding to support its family law and domestic violence prevention advocacy which utilizes the civil justice system to enforce the rights of women, increase economic self-sufficiency, and end domestic violence.

Permanent Office Space in Santa Cruz County
Local attorney and SALA board member, Greg Droeger donated office space to SALA at his office located at 274 W View Point Dr in Nogales Arizona.  SALA is excited about the new space because it is conveniently located for SALA clients.  SALA's office hours for new applicant intake only, will remain on Fridays.


Measuring Success

SALA is pleased to announce of development of metrics to measure the impact of its advocacy. Outputs are the activities and cases closed by SALA advocates. For example, the number of people who received legal aid services are outputs. Outcomes go further. They look at the immediate result for the client and how that result impacts the client long-term and the broader community. For example, keeping a family in their home or improving the quality of housing strengthens families, but also improves neighborhoods. Using the civil justice system to end family violence helps the survivor, and reduces costs to communities. An outcomes management system looks at both—outputs and outcomes— to help draw lines of progress and provide tangible measurements for success that are client driven and measurable.


Attorney of the Month

  • Erwin Kratz - Attorney of the Month - January 2017

  • Shannon Giles - Attorney of the Month - November 2016

  • Jeff Wohlford - Attorney of the Month - October 2016

  • Tom Niemeir - Attorney of the Month - September 2016

  • Melvin Cohen - Attorney of the Month - August 2016

  • Gary Kraft - Attorney of the Month - June 2016

  • Anna Ceder - Attorney of the Month - May 2016

  • John Richardson - Attorney of the Month - April 2016

  • Rob Charles - Attorney of the Month - March 2016

  • Peter Akmajian - Attorney of the Month - February 2016

  • Randi Burnett - Attorney of the Month - January 2016

Student of the Month

  • Armend Hetemi - Student of the Month - July 2016

  • Mia Hammersley - Student of the Month - June 2016

  • Javier Gherna - Student of the Month - May 2016

  • Russ Johnson - Student of the Month - April 2016

  • Matt Mittlestadt - Student of the Month - March 2016

  • Per Leroy - Student of the Month - February 2016

  • Glaucia Brannock - Student of the Month - January 2016

Student Luncheon

  • 2015 Student Luncheon

  • 2014 Student Luncheon

  • 2013 Spring Student Luncheon

  • 2012 Spring Student Luncheon