Munger, Tolles & Olson attorney Misty M. Sanford was named the recipient of the 2018 Francisca Flores Community Service Award by the Latina Lawyers Bar Association (LLBA).
The award recognizes an individual who embodies the spirit, tenacity of Francisca Flores, the founder of the Comisión Femenil Mexicana, an organization working towards the empowerment of Hispanic women in the United States.
Ms. Sanford was selected for her “achievements, service to others and trailblazing work and leadership.” In particular, LLBA recognized Ms. Sanford for her role as founder and treasurer of For People of Color, Inc., and co-chair of the MTO Fellows Program, an initiative aimed at preparing aspiring diverse students for admission to and success in law school.
Ms. Sanford will receive the award at the LLBA’s 21st Annual Awards and Scholarship dinner in Los Angeles in October.
The LLBA is comprised of Latinas at every stage of their legal career and is committed to increasing support for law students with scholarships and facilitating mentoring programs for new attorneys.
Ms. Sanford’s sophisticated and broad-based real estate and land use transactional practice involves all aspects of real estate. She served as a mayoral appointee to the City of Los Angeles Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners and is a founder and former chair of the board of directors of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust. Earlier this year, she was named a “Woman of Inspiration” by Ms. JD and one of the “Most Influential Women Attorneys” by the Los Angeles Business Journal.