COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

In addition to the practice of law and the involvement in professional associations, Lallande Law is an active supporter of civic organizations dedicated to justice and the improvement of the legal system and community. These organizations vary in their goals and missions, but all strive to improve and make the civil legal system more accessible to the public or to better our communities. Lallande Law, PLC is a proud supporter of such civic and non-profit organizations.

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The primary purpose of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities (LATLC) is to make a positive difference in the quality of life for people within the greater Los Angeles area, focusing on issues related to education, children, survivors of abuse, persons with disabilities, and homelessness, by providing financial assistance to needy persons and groups in the greater Los Angeles area. LATLC is a nonprofit charitable organization. Karina Lallande has served on the Board of Directors of Los Angeles Trial Lawyers’ Charities since 2016 and will serve as President in 2023. Ms. Lallande received the President’s Award for Service to the Organization in 2016 and 2017. Additionally, since 2015, both M. Lawrence Lallande and Karina Lallande have been recognized as members of LATLC’s Honorary Board of Governors, which recognizes the significant financial support they have provided to charity.

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The YMCA of Greater Long Beach, serves the cities of Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood, Hawaiian Gardens, Bellflower, Paramount, Cerritos, Artesia, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach and Catalina Island. The Y offers programs, services and initiatives focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, according to the unique needs of the communities it engages. M. Lawrence Lallande has served on the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Greater Long Beach since 2015

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The mission of the Foundation of ABOTA is to support the purposes of the American Board of Trial Advocates to preserve the constitutional vision of equal justice for all Americans and preserve our civil justice system for future generations. The ABOTA Foundation wants to ensure that people of all ages understand the history and value of their Seventh Amendment right to civil trial by jury. Contributions to the ABOTA Foundation have one essential purpose: to preserve the civil jury system. Mr. Lallande is a “Legacy-Ratifier Fellow” of the ABOTA Foundation, recognition of the significant financial contributions he has made to the organization.

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Public Justice pursues high impact lawsuits to combat social and economic injustice, protect the Earth’s sustainability, and challenge predatory corporate conduct and government abuses. M. Lawrence Lallande has been a Sustaining Member of Public Justice since 2010.

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Center for Justice & Democracy (CJ&D) is a non-profit, non-partisan consumer rights organization dedicated exclusively to educating the public about the importance of the U.S. civil justice system and fighting so called “tort reform” M. Lawrence Lallande makes annual financial contributions to support Center for Justice & Democracy.

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The Pound Civil Justice Institute is a national legal “think tank” created by pioneering members of the trial bar and dedicated to ensuring access to justice for ordinary citizens. Through its activities, the Institute works to give lawyers, judges, legal educators and the public a balanced view of the issues affecting the U.S. civil justice system. M. Lawrence Lallande supports Pound Civil Justice Institute through financial contributions.

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Trial lawyers seek justice and accountability for their clients when they are injured by the negligence and misconduct of others. They help individuals and families get their lives back on track after devastating harm. Trial Lawyers Care allows trial lawyers to also work to help create a better and safer future for all by giving back to their communities locally and by joining with other trial lawyers to contribute to communities across the country. The mission of Trial Lawyers Care is to encourage, recognize, and organize trial lawyers who contribute to their communities through volunteer and charitable activities that serve the public good and to build a team of trial lawyers across the country who are committed to the proposition of “doing well by doing good” and who are fostering positive relationships with the public by serving and giving to others in need.