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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
SB 881 stops the automatic suspension of driver’s licenses for low-income people with minor traffic offenses who fail to appear in court or to pay initial fines that snowball into huge financial burdens. (Mentions: Western Center on Law & Poverty (WCLP) )
The event was a collaboration between the Gay and Lesbian Center of Bakersfield, the Dolores Huerta Foundation, and California Rural Legal Assistance. It was to celebrate the academic achievements of LGBTQ students who graduated from Junior High and High School.
California’s SB 33 passes State Budget to include $30 million to limit Medi-Cal estate recovery only to that required by federal law.
Labor Commissioner Reaches Settlement to Secure $190,000 in Back Pay for Rosemead Restaurant WorkersMay 31, 2016 | PR Newswire | News Story, Press Release
alifornia Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su reached a $190,000 settlement on behalf of three workers who were victims of wage theft. (Mentions: Wage Justice Center )
Discrimination suit against the Kern High School District alleges that the district practices discriminatory discipline and transfer policies that push African American and Latino students out of district schools. The California Rural Legal Assistance legal team, which represents the plaintiffs, announced that the court has allowed a majority of claims in the lawsuit to move […] (Mentions: California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA) )
LAAC Member Highlight
Justice in Aging (formerly the National Senior Citizens Law Center) is a national nonprofit organization that uses the power of law to fight senior poverty by securing access to affordable health care and economic security for older adults with limited resources. Since being founded in Los Angeles more than 40 years ago, Justice in Aging has focused efforts primarily on populations that have traditionally lacked legal protection such as women, people of color, LGBT individuals, and people with limited English proficiency. For Justice in Aging, their vision for the future becomes a reality when the systems and programs in place to protect older adults from the harms of poverty are equally accessible to all.