Soheila S. Azizi
Law Offices of Soheila Azizi & Associates
10213 Foothill Boulrvard
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
A crusader for truth, an advocate for civil rights, a purveyor of justice for all, Soheila Azizi is often described as “the woman with the heart of gold.” Owing this reputation to her unwavering commitment to human rights, community building and promoting justice, Ms. Azizi has dedicated the majority of her life in U.S. to volunteerism and community service.
Having fled her birth place of Iran for fear of religious persecution, and having witnessed gross violations of human rights in her home land for the past three decades, Ms. Azizi has dedicated her life to humanitarian pursuits and establishment of peace and equality among all people.
“Elimination of prejudices, establishing gender and racial equality, as well as developing a global code of ethics, are all essential prerequisites to building a healthy society” she said. “Promoting social justice, and preservation of basic human rights for every member of our human family, should be the first order of business for every government, every organization, every learning institution, and every responsible individual who can be a voice for those who cannot have one,” she further commented.
Ms. Azizi’s service in the areas of gender equality, race unity, youth empowerment, community building and interfaith relations is exemplary. Her latest crusade is to support, and to raise public awareness about, a new nationwide initiative aimed at furthering the defense of Iranian Baha’i students who, solely on the basis of their humanitarian and peace-promoting religious beliefs, are deprived of pursuing higher education (For more information on this initiative, entitled Education Under Fire, please visit www.educationunderfire.com).
Among Ms. Azizi’s many contributions to her local communities
are the following:
- Co-founder and board member of Women on the Move Network
- Board member of the Community Partnership for Youth Development
- Co-founder and sponsor of “Who’s Your Hero?” Youth Mentoring Program
- Co-founder and past president of Upland Interfaith Council
- Board member of the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Upland
- Board Member of the Board of Visitors,University of La Verne, College of Law
- Volunteer Temporary Judge for San Bernardino County Superior Courts
- Volunteer Arbitrator for State Bar of CA and Local County Bars
- Volunteer Mediator for the Riverside & San Bernardino Courts and County Bar Associations
- Co-founder of California Arbitration and Mediation Services
The University of La Verne Law Review commends her for her commitment to civil rights, social justice and a better world for all.