2010-2011 WLALA Foundation Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant Recipients
by Cathy Ostiller and Patricia Daza
The recipients of the 2010-2011 WLALA Foundation Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant are two equally-deserving women.
Jacquelyn Baylon is one of the two recipients of the WLALA Foundation's Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant for 2010-11. Ms. Baylon is going to be a third-year at Loyola Law School in the fall. For her grant project, she plans on producing a brochure as well as PowerPoint slides discussing California's Right to Know End-of-Life Options Act and the available, legal end-of-life options in California. She plans on presenting her slides at least three times as part of her distribution of the materials she creates. She is working with the Cancer Legal Resource Center, under the guidance of Joanna Morales, to produce these materials.
Suzanne Lawson is one of the two recipients of the WLALA Foundation’s Fran Kandel Public Interest Grant for 2010-11. Ms. Lawson is going to be a second-year law student at U.C. Irvine School of Law in the fall. For her grant project, she is planning to create informational materials that will help families resolve student truancy citations in informal Juvenile and Traffic Court settings and that will provide information regarding resources that can assist families with addressing issues contributing to truancy. She also will give three presentations about her project. Ms. Lawson is working on her project with Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc.
These two women will be honored at WLALA’s Installation Dinner on September 21, 2011, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel.
Cathy Ostiller and Patricia Daza are co-chairs of the Public Interest Grant Committee. Ms Daza is an associate at Weston & McElvain LLP.