Annual Event 2024


Celebrating Legal Aid at Work’s 108th Anniversary  

We invite you to join us in recognizing the impactful work we do in partnership with our clients and their communities to advocate for justice on the job.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel
757 Market Street in San Francisco

Deadline for recognition in invitation: May 3
Deadline for recognition in program book: June 3

Questions? Please contact Steve Heimerle at or 415-593-0138

Keynote Speaker

Michele Goodwin
Georgetown University Law Center

Michele Bratcher Goodwin is the Linda D. & Timothy J. O’Neill Professor of Constitutional Law and Co-Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center. She has a broad range of interests in the spheres of cultural politics, civil liberties, and human rights, and is recognized as a leading expert on the regulation of medicine, science, and biotechnology. We are delighted that Professor Goodwin — a leading scholar, prolific author, passionate advocate, and forceful public commentator across media platforms, including guest appearances on MSNBC, will be in our company.

Mathew O. Tobriner
Public Service Award

Marlene Sanchez
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

The Mathew O. Tobriner Public Service Award will be given to proud San Francisco Native, Chicana, movement leader, organizer, and formerly incarcerated woman, Marlene Sanchez. Her work at the Young Women’s Freedom Center, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ), Alliance for Girls, All of Us or None (AOUON); and Ella Baker empowered and supported many vulnerable people. In particular, Marlene has advocated for the rights of the formerly incarcerated, women, and girls.

Lateefah Simon, President of Meadow Fund, will present the Award.

Thank You to Our Sponsors and Donors


Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein Attorneys at Law Logo


Cooley LLP Logo


Latham & Watkins LLP Logo


Crowell & Moring LLP

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Hemming Morse, LLP

Outten & Golden LLP


Folger Levin LLP


Kazan McClain Partners’ Foundation


Nichols Kaster, PLLP

Olivier & Schreiber LLP

Joshua and Jennifer Peck

Zelle LLP


A & R Advisory Services LLC

Beneficial State Bank

Cohelan Khoury & Singer

Bob and Ruth Dell

Christopher T. Heffelfinger

Kaufmann & Gropman LLP 

Louise M. McCabe and Donald T. Gray

Roberts Disability Law, P.C.

Shartsis Friese LLP


Joan M. Graff

Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP

The Honorable John M. True, III (Ret.)

Ling Yuan

Legal Aid at Work Development Committee

Christopher T. Micheletti, Zelle LLP, Co-Chair

Joshua Peck, Sixth Street, Co-Chair

Jennie Lee Anderson, Andrus Anderson LLP

Aelish M. Baig, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

Sara B. Brody, Sidley Austin LLP

Michael B. Dell, Shartsis Friese LLP

Nicholas D. Fram, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

William N. Hebert

Christopher T. Heffelfinger, Berman Tabacco

Matthew S. Kahn, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Hilary C. Krase, Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Laura K. Lin, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Allison B. Moser, Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP

John Mullan, Rudy, Exelrod, Zieff & Lowe, LLP

Jahan C. Sagafi, Outten & Golden LLP

Dylan G. Savage, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Eric C. Wiener, Morrison & Foerster LLP