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When the System Fails, Who Will Pick Up the Pieces?

While the focus of my Irmas Fellowship project is young children, I have also been fortunate to participate in a community-based partnership that enables me to provide much needed advocacy when the systems have failed older students. This part of my fellowship, LawWorks, is a school/legal partnership with Learning Works, a charter school serving disenfranchised […]

Law Rocks Los Angeles 2019

  The MHAS Warriors ROCKED at the 8th Annual Law Rocks Los Angeles! Bands comprised of legal professionals battled it out for their favorite Los Angeles nonprofit in an epic law firm battle of the bands. MHAS was honored to once again be the chosen charity of the band from Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP. Fronting […]

Advocating For Students As They Begin Their Educational Journey

By Nicolas Muñoz, USC Gould Irmas Legal Fellow I have the honor of being a USC Gould School of Law Irmas Fellow at Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc. (MHAS). The focus of my Irmas Fellowship project is advocacy for the educational success of children, particularly young children, with serious mental health disabilities. I do this […]