In Our Community

Larrabee Albi Coker LLP is committed to being a positive presence in and contributor to our community. We are proud to support the following organizations.

 

Community Activities of Firm Attorneys

Larrabee Albi Coker LLP is a proud sponsor of Biocom’s 7th Annual California Life Science HR Conference in San Diego October 19-20, 2016. All LAC Attorneys will be in attendance.

Diana Vellos Coker has been elected to another term on the Board of Directors for the Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana.

Fausta Albi is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) with Voices for Children.

 

Civic and charitable organizations in which LAC participates

American Immigration Lawyers Association

About AILA (www.aila.org)
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of over 11,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA Member attorneys represent U.S. families seeking permanent residence for close family members, as well as U.S. businesses seeking talent from the global marketplace. AILA Members also represent foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis. Founded in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 36 chapters and over 50 national committees.

American Immigration Council

About American Immigration Council (www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org)
The mission of the American Immigration Council is to strengthen America by honoring our immigrant history and shaping how Americans think and act towards immigration now and in the future. The American Immigration Council exists to promote the prosperity and cultural richness of our diverse nation by 1) Educating citizens about the enduring contributions of America’s immigrants; 2) Standing up for sensible and humane immigration policies that reflect American values; 3) Insisting that our immigration laws be enacted and implemented in a way that honors fundamental constitutional and human rights; and 4) Working tirelessly to achieve justice and fairness for immigrants under the law. The American Immigration Council believes that the dignity of the individual knows no boundary. Our nation’s moral and ethical values must be reflected in the way we welcome immigrants.

Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana

About Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana (www.japan-society.org)
The mission of the Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana (JSSDT) is to promote goodwill and advance business, civic, educational, and cultural interchange and understanding between the people of Japan, San Diego, and Tijuana. Founded in 1996, the JSSDT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization of individuals and corporations with a focus on tri-national relations between Japan, the United States, and Mexico. The JSSDT is one of approximately forty affiliates of the National Association of Japan-America Societies headquartered in Washington, DC.

Kyoto Prize Symposium

About Kyoto Prize Symposium (http://kyotoprizeusa.com/)
The Kyoto Symposium Organization is a California 501(c)3 non-profit corporation founded in 2004 to organize and administer San Diego’s Kyoto Prize Symposium. The organization is dedicated to promoting education and expanding the mission of the non-profit Inamori Foundation, and the Foundation’s Kyoto Prize, in North America. Major activities of the Kyoto Symposium Organization include co-hosting the annual Kyoto Prize Symposium in conjunction with San Diego’s major universities; holding an annual benefit gala; and funding the Kyoto Scholarships, which are awarded to high-school seniors in the greater San Diego / Tijuana region who plan to continue their education at an accredited four-year university.

Immigration Justice Project

About the IJP (http://www.abanet.org/publicserv/immigration/ijp/home.html)
American Bar Association, Immigration Justice Project.  In 2008, the American Bar Association launched an innovative pilot program in San Diego.  The Immigration Justice Project (IJP) was developed as a response to the skyrocketing number of immigration appeals to the federal courts. With no right to government-funded counsel and a high indigence rate, many appear in immigration proceedings pro se.  Yet the immigrants face as dire and dramatic a consequence as litigants who do have a constitutional right to attorneys, including being denied asylum after facing persecution abroad or being permanently separated from family in the U.S.  The IJP aims not only to increase access to counsel for immigrants, but also to benefit the judicial systems as a whole; legal representation results in higher appearance rates, and more fair, efficient, accurate and consistent decision-making.

Lawyers Club of San Diego

About Lawyers Club of San Diego (www.lawyersclubsandiego.com)
Lawyers Club of San Diego seeks to advance the status of women in the law and society. It is a voluntary specialty bar association – attorneys, judges, law students and others in the San Diego community, men and women, who share our interests and goals. The objectives and purposes of the organization are to consider and address, by all lawful means, common problems of women in the community with the overall objective of eliminating discrimination based on sex.

National Association of Women Busine

About NAWBO (www.nawbo.org)
The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide by:

  • Strengthening the wealth creating capacity of our members and promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial community
  • Creating innovative and effective change in the business culture
  • Building strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations
  • Transforming public policy and influencing opinion makers
Italian-American Lawyers Association

About Italian-American Lawyers Association
The Italian American Lawyers Association, a Los Angeles-area bar association, was founded in 1977. It is known for its outstanding speakers, authentic Italian meals, and an energy that is unique to its bar association.

Athena San Diego

About Athena San Diego (www.athenasd.org)
Athena San Diego promotes professional growth for women executives and rising managers in science and technology.  Sectors served include life sciences, healthcare, defense, engineering, and related industries, as well as the service providers who support these sectors.

Personal and professional growth is fostered through unique educational and motivational programs that address key issues in these industries.  Athena also provides networking opportunities that contribute to the vitality of women’s roles in business and nurtures the next generation of women executives.