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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.
Stanford Law School's Levin Center for Public Service annually honors one alumnus/a who has engaged in public service and had a significant impact on the community. This year that person is Salena! She will be honored at an awards reception on October 10th along with National Public Service Award Recipient, United States Secretary of Labor, Thomas E. Perez.
This is a great honor. We are thrilled that her many contributions to the legal services community will be celebrated. Please join us in congratulating Salena!
Recent Press Clips
Founded in East Palo Alto, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto is a nonprofit offering legal services that improve the lives of low-income families throughout the region. CLSEPA specializes in immigration, housing, workers’ rights, criminal records clearance, consumer protection, and legal support for small businesses. CLSEPA’s team of attorneys, paralegals, and social workers work […] (Mentions: Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA) )
Limited and non-English speaking Californians see victory as LA Superior Court agrees to increase access to free language services. (Mentions: Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) , Department of Justice (DOJ) )
EBCLC fights for tenants' rights in Oakland's Chinatown. (Mentions: East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) )
Public Counsel claims a constitutional right to literacy in federal lawsuit in Michigan. (Mentions: Public Counsel )
Legal Aid Society - Employment Law Center, Centro Legal De La Raza, and Asian American Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus unite to represent Bay Area kitchen staff against Burma Superstar. (Mentions: Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) , Centro Legal De La Raza , Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus (Advancing Justice-ALC) )
LAAC Member Highlight
Elder Law & Advocacy (EL&A) in San Diego
meets the needs of seniors, devoting all of its resources to helping both rural and urban seniors through a community-based delivery system. EL&A seeks to help those in greatest need, from those who are unable to travel due to illness or frailty, to those who are isolated, homebound or institutionalized.
Recently, EL&A implemented a Virtual Legal Services (VLS) program. The program is an innovative way to reach older individuals who are in need of legal services, who do not have or use computer technology, and who would benefit from legal services provided remotely through technology and the Internet.
Read more about EL&A's thoughtful new program and recent client success stories.