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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.
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LAAC Recognizes Senator Nancy Skinner
Recent Press Clips
The Trump administration is calling Medicaid work requirements a positive "incentive" for beneficiaries, but critics say they're a harmful double standard. (Mentions: National Health Law Program (NHeLP) )
EBCLC attorney, Prerna Lal, represents UC Berkeley student, Luis Mora, after being detained by ICE at a border patrol checkpoint in Southern California. (Mentions: East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC) )
“The displacement can be widespread. There’s really nowhere for people to go.” (Mentions: National Housing Law Project (NHLP) )
Prescott Cole of California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, a LAAC member and support center, recently spoke with journalists from TruthDig on the epidemic of sexual violence against vulnerable seniors in nursing homes. “Public awareness of the crime is crucial because its victims—mostly women—are often hampered by cognitive and physical disorders, making it difficult or […] (Mentions: California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) )
The Justice & Diversity Center is a proud member of the Bay Area Resilience Collaborative (BARC) which was formed to give legal assistance in the aftermath of disasters. A group of nonprofits formed BARC in 2015 and worked out a plan to provide legal services together in the Bay Area. The group expected that after […] (Mentions: Justice and Diversity Center (JDC) )
Register now for the 2018 Self Represented Litigation Network Conference!
We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the Second Annual Self Represented Litigation Network Conference!
The SRLN 2018 Conference is sponsored by the Self-Represented Litigation Network and the Judicial Council of California Center for Families, Children & the Courts. A tentative schedule is available here. Register now!
WHEN: Thursday, February 22 and Friday, February 23, 2018
WHERE: Judicial Council of California, Milton Marks Conference Center (455 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102).
Legal Aid in a Disaster
As California continues to be devastated by wildfires both in the north and in the south, the Legal Aid Association of California has put together this page of resources for legal aid and pro bono attorneys.
In light of these ongoing fires, LAAC, along with advocates from the State Bar of California, and a number of local legal aid and nonprofit organizations, have teamed up to organize this collection of brief trainings for volunteer attorneys that are looking to provide aid to victims of the multiple California fires.