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The College of Law will celebrate on Oct. 19 its 10-year partnership with the Disability Rights Legal Center, a national civil rights organization that established a satellite office at the law school in 2007.

The University of La Verne established the office at the College of Law to provide practical experience for students while exposing them to community engagement. Low-income clients receive representation for free and students pursuing law degrees who work in the center gain experience in advocacy and litigation while learning the value of helping others.

The celebration will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the College of Law, 320 E. D St., Ontario.

Special guests include University of La Verne President Devorah Lieberman, Associate Justice Carol D. Codrington of the Fourth District Court of Appeal, and Eve Hill, who is considered one of the nation’s leading disability rights attorneys. Codrington previously served as director of litigation for the center when it was known as the Western Law Center for Disability Rights.

The event will include a discussion on civil rights in rural communities by a Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) panel. A reception for the law school’s art gallery, featuring artists with developmental disabilities, will precede the celebration.

Information: Elizabeth Eubanks at 909.460.2034 or Elizabeth.eubanks@drlcenter.org. Registration: http://drlcenter.org/drlc-ulv-10year/.

The Disability Rights Legal Center will honor the University of La Verne College of Law for its 10-year partnership at the center’s annual Franklin D. Roosevelt Dinner in Los Angeles on Oct. 7. Other award recipients include Apple, Helen Hunt, Sesame Workshop, and Exceptional Minds. Information: http://drlcenter.org/fdr-2017 or contact Jordan Kough, Jordan.kough@drlcenter.org or (323) 863-6433.

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