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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
An analysis by the Institute on Assets and Social Policy supports that if the Federal Government invested $60,000 in an account for children from low-income families, the net worth gap between African Americans and their white counterparts would narrow by more than 80 percent. (Mentions: Insight Center for Community Economic Development (Insight Center) )
Eleven Filipino workers were awarded over $15 million in a lawsuit against their former employers, whose claim of labor exploitation and human trafficking was uncontested. (Mentions: Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) )
The California Department of Education's lack of accountability impacts hundreds of thousands of students who are not getting the mental health care they need, resulting in distress, poor academic performance and in some cases, referrals into the juvenile justice system. (Mentions: Learning Rights Law Center )
More than 31,000 people sleeping in parks and on sidewalks every night in Los Angeles County.
The East Bay Community Law Clinic releases a report highlighting disparities on the road between Black and Latino communities and wealthier neighborhoods in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Mentions: East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) )
2016 Family Law and Self-Help Conference
$125: Two day rate for LAAC members and court staff
$75: One day rate for LAAC members and court staff
$200: Two day general registration
$125: One day general registration
*Limited number of scholarships available if you qualify.*
LAAC Member Highlight
May is Older Americans Month, so LAAC reached out to one of our Senior Legal Services Provider members, Senior Citizens Legal Services (SCLS) to give us the scoop on their latest work in the community.
In California, 33 legal services organizations specifically provide services to seniors. One of these providers, SCLS is dedicated to assisting seniors who are poor, disadvantaged or disabled who would not otherwise have access to the justice system. SCLS focuses on defending the rights of seniors to live in peace and comfort, and to enjoy decent housing, quality health care, financial security, social integration, security of their persons and property, and freedom from abuse or discrimination.
Elder abuse prevention is a key area of focus for SCLS. Learn more about how SCLS helps older Californians facing abuse.
SCLS combines quality individualized legal services, outreach presentations & trainings, how-to self-representation packets, and training for the next generation of senior advocates in our community.