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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.
Recent Press Clips
NHeLP's Jane Perkins is recognized by NLADA for her achievement in civil legal aid. (Mentions: National Health Law Program (NHeLP) )
According to San Jose Mercury News’ Drugging Our Kids series, foster kids in California are 3.5 times more likely than other adolescents in the U.S. to be put on a psychotropic drug. (Mentions: National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) )
Elder Law & Advocacy featured member story. (Mentions: Elder Law & Advocacy )
Wage Justice Center and Asian Americans Advancing Justice aid hundreds of truck drivers in winning a $5 million settlement in Southern California. (Mentions: Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) , Wage Justice Center )
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.