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The Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) is the statewide membership organization for almost 100 legal nonprofits. LAAC advocates for more funding and better laws for legal nonprofits, facilitates communication and coordination between organizations, trains in core substantive areas, analyzes best practices, and works to increase access to justice for all Californians.
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LawHelpCA is California’s official and free legal resource.
Our new & improved LawHelpCA.org is now live!
LawHelpCA's goal is to bring Californians:
1. RELIABLE information about common legal issues, written by reputable sources on 16 general topics with over 140 specific subtopics,
2. An UPDATED directory of legitimate and pre-screened organizations that offer free or low-cost legal advice and representation.
Recent Press Clips
CRLA and PILP's joint lawsuit in Monterey County leads to increase in aid for poor. (Mentions: California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA) , Public Interest Law Project (PILP) )
Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto, the Justice and Diversity Center, and the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley are set to receive increased funding from Santa Clara County’s Board of Supervisors to provide representation for unaccompanied child refugees in court. (Mentions: Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) , Justice and Diversity Center (JDC) , Law Foundation of Silicon Valley )
Disability Rights California makes moves to protect indigent and people living with disabilities in San Diego. (Mentions: Disability Rights California (DRC) )
Across the nation individual attorneys, large institutions, small nonprofits, and activists from every state are stepping up to oppose the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program (DACA). (Mentions: Public Counsel )