Developed after participants in the 2001 Statewide Stakeholders meeting identified a need for legal services trainings outside urban centers, LAAC’s Traveling Trainings serve the dual objective of providing affordable and accessible training to advocates in rural areas, and helping advocates build connections to California’s Support Center resources. Held annually, Traveling Trainings features a myriad of workshops facilitated by advocates from a diverse range of legal aid support centers. Trainers present comprehensive MCLE sessions on diverse substantive issues in Sacramento, Fresno, Riverside, and the San Diego area.
The Family Law and Self-Help Conference
Our annual Family Law and Self-Help Conference was held on Monday, July 24, 2017 in Los Angeles!
The next Family Law and Self-Help Conference will be held in summer 2018 at the Judicial Council of of California in San Francisco.
The goal of this training is to meet the most pressing educational and practice needs of a wide range of lawyers, paralegals, self-help providers, facilitators, advocates and volunteers providing family law assistance to low-income people in California. The training generally covers complex and recurrent topics including the substantive law areas of real property, pensions, military, and domestic violence/custody. Participants will be able to attend sessions addressing ethical issues in self-help assistance, effective case assessment, recruitment and management of volunteers and fund development to support family law assistance. At the Family Law Conference, LAAC’s Family Law Awards are presented.
Annual Technology Summit
The Annual Technology Summit is a conference dedicated to discussing the use of technology for advancing access to justice. Whether you are a leader or decision-maker at your organization, the resident technology expert (official or unofficial), or you are just interested in how to better use technology to serve your organization or your clients, there will be something for you at the Tech Summit. This summit focused on the use of technology to serve legal aid clients.
In the meantime. . . Stay connected: Are you responsible for technology upkeep or decision-making at your legal aid organization? Would you like a way to communication with others regarding best practices, referrals, emerging issues, and more? Join LAAC’s Legal Aid Technology Google Group.
Civil Rights for People and Families Impacted by Incarceration
The Directors of Litigation and Advocacy and Support Center Meetings
The Directors of Litigation and Advocacy and Support Center Meetings are bi-annual meetings in San Francisco and Los Angeles. These meetings are an opportunity for Support Center staff and Directors of Litigation and Advocacy to meet separately and then together to network, hear policy updates, share best practices, and learn substantive material. The Support Center meeting is open to all staff at Support Centers, whereas the DoLA meeting is open to any Directors of Litigation, Advocacy, and Training, as well as Directing/Managing Attorneys at programs that do not have a position with the title of Director of Litigation, Advocacy or Training.
Pathways to Justice