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Short History of the Central Valley Chapter

The Central Valley Chapter of La Raza Lawyers Association is an affiliate of La Raza Lawyers of California. The State wide organization was organized in 1977 as a non-profit association to support Chicano and Latino Lawyers in California and serve as a statewide network for local affiliates. The Central Valley Chapter was organized in 1979 by members of the emerging Hispanic legal community. Each year LRLA sponsors the Mario G. Olmos Memorial Scholarship Banquet at which the association awards scholarships to deserving students.

The Central Valley Chapter also sponsors a golf tournament each year with proceeds going to support worthy community causes.