The Inland Empire Comes Together to Raise Funds for Providing Free Legal Assistance to the Low Income Population

Riverside, CA, September 20, 2006 --( The Riverside/San Bernardino Inland Counties Legal Services (ICLS) and the Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association (IELLA) join forces with Pochteca Media to bring you the 1st Annual Benefit Jam on November 19, 2006. To be held at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium, the show will help raise funds for these non-profit organizations to continue providing free legal services to low income persons in the Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

The Benefit Jam will feature performances by well-known musicians, La Internacional Sonora Show and Tierra, as well as comedians Honest John, Greg Wilson, Willie Barcena and Eric Blake, who will also be the host of the night’s festivities.

According to the 2004 American Community Survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, 14.2% of the population in Riverside County is below poverty level and in San Bernardino County the amount is 14.7% of the population. These organizations are in business to help those in this category make use of their rights to legal services.

The mission of ICLS states, “Pursuing justice and equality for low income people through advocacy and community education, treating all with dignity and respect.” The attorneys and volunteers believe this and take action to make it happen. They provide various services to these low income people across the Inland Empire focusing on these primary law practice areas: landlord/tenant, family law, public benefits, consumer, elder law, education, and health. Through their free legal aid clinics, held in both English and Spanish, senior outreach efforts, and court assistance actions, they make many people more comfortable with situations they would not have been able to resolve otherwise.

The Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association does this as well via legal aid services. They help individuals with family law, housing, consumer issues, free consultations, and preparing documents. With the help of these non-profit organizations, low-income individuals of these counties can be assured that their rights will be met.

The Benefit Jam will begin at 7 p.m. at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium located at 3485 Mission Inn Avenue in Riverside, CA. Tickets are now on sale for $35 and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at, or by phone at (714) 740-2000 or (213) 480-3232. For more information or sponsorship inquiries, please contact Pochteca Media at 213-745-7717.


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