The Family Law and Self-Help Conference
Our annual Family Law and Self-Help Conference is coming up on Monday, July 24, 2017 at the Ronald Reagan State Building in Los Angeles!
*NOTE: Conference location has changed! We will now holding the conference at the Ronald Reagan State Building – 300 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
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.
Since 2003, the Judicial Council and LAAC have worked together to bring quality, affordable trainings to legal services providers, court-based staff, and pro bono attorneys in Northern and Southern California. These trainings, facilitated by attorneys, court staff, and other experts, provide numerous educational and practical resources for family law advocates working in the legal services community. View the 2016 materials.
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.
Civil Rights for People and Families Impacted by Incarceration
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 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