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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.
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>>
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>>