March 2017
LAAC in Action
Wage Justice Center Pierces the Corporate Veil to End Wage Theft

Los Angeles has the dubious honor of being the wage theft capital; at least $26.2 million is stolen from Los Angeles workers every week. 

While the California Labor Commissioner issues thousands of judgments each year, approximately 83% of these judgments went uncollected in 2011. This happens because some businesses employ unprincipled strategies to evade their responsibility to pay workers for work performed. 

Wage Justice Center founders saw the potential to apply commercial collections laws to employee wage theft claims, thus giving low-income workers the same power to collect their wages that commercial entities have. They've empowered over 4,000 workers to recover over $6 million in lost wages.

Please join us for the Second Annual Legal Aid Technology Summit March 7, 2017  at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles! 

We welcome legal aid advocates, managing and executive staff, technology managers, and technology-interested staff to come together to learn and discuss the role technology plays in legal aid. We will discuss topics including online triage and referral systems, remote services, security concerns and recommendations, document assembly, intake and data collection challenges, budgeting for technology projects, and training staff on new technology. Register here!

Check out these upcoming webinars! 

Dusting off the federal Administrative Procedure Act: Understanding the breadth and limits of agency power
Friday, March 3 from noon to 1:15 p.m.
Mona Tawatao,  Western Center on Law and Poverty
David Super,  Georgetown Law
1.25 hours of general MCLE credit.  Register here!

Client Language Access Rights
Tuesday, March 14 from noon to 1 p.m.
Stephen Goldberg,  Legal Services of Northern California
1 hour of general MCLE credit.  Register now!

Strategies for Navigating Hard Conversations with Clients and Coworkers 
Thursday, March 23 from noon to 1 p.m.
Chris McConkey,  OneJustice
Kim Irish,  OneJustice
1 hour of general MCLE credit.  Register now!

Scholarships for Non-Profit Employees to Attend Upcoming "Family Law Essentials 2017" Trainings
If you work at a nonprofit and assist people in family law matters, you may be eligible to get a free registration in the upcoming family law trainings put on by the State Bar. 

More information, including the program schedule with trainings happening all across California from March through April, can be found here. If you're interested in attending any of these trainings, please contact Sherry Peterson at
Workers' Compensation Training in San Francisco

WHAT: A FREE two-hour training
 presented by the Workers' Compensation Section of the State Bar for 2 hours of MCLE.

WHEN: April 7, 2017, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHERE: State Bar of California, 180 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Register here!