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The Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC) is the statewide membership organization for the almost 100 nonprofits funded through IOLTA (Interest on Lawyer Trust Account) grants by the State Bar of California. Capitalizing on its structure as a membership organization, LAAC naturally takes on the role of advocating on behalf of this group of nonprofits. LAAC facilitates communication and coordination between programs, trains in core substantive areas, analyzes best practices, and assesses and improves the effectiveness of the delivery of legal aid in California, including working strategically to support rural and small programs and meet the needs of under-served populations.
Anna Katz Joins LAAC Staff
LAAC is happy to welcome Anna Katz to our team! Anna joins us as our Communications and Training Coordinator, using her legal knowledge and past pro bono experience to help deliver high-quality training to California's legal aid community.
Anna will also lead LAAC's increasing efforts to promote the value of civil legal aid to the public and media. See all staff bios>>
Featured Press Clips
After years of miseducating students nationwide, Everest College is finally toppling from its perch at the peak of the for-profit college bubble. But now thousands of alleged fraud victims are mired in a debt trap of epic proportions. Civil legal aid attorneys in Rochester, New York, are working to help students know their rights and get the debt relief they deserve. Continue Reading Why Is It So Hard for Corinthian Students to Get Their Promised Debt Relief?
Tags: Consumer Protection | Education
California's chief justice calls for an emergency rule to prevent courts from requiring drivers to pay traffic tickets before they can go to court to contest them. Continue Reading State chief justice says unpaid traffic fines should get day in court
Tags: Benefits of Legal Aid: Economic | Benefits of Legal Aid: Other | Courts | Legal Needs
Kaitlin Toyama, UC Hastings ’17, received a Dan Bradley Fellowship to work at California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. during Summer 2015. Read more about this and other LAAC awards >>
LAAC Member Highlight
The California Women's Law Center (CWLC) is the first law center in California solely dedicated to addressing the comprehensive and unique legal needs of women and girls - which are often distinctly different from the legal issues which confront men.
At least 75% of legal services clients in California are women and third children, a staggering client base with diverse and complex needs. Almost 50% of families in poverty are headed by a single parent, and more than 75% of those families are headed by women. read more>>