April 2020
LAAC IN ACTION
COVID-19 Advocacy 
 
COVID-19: LAAC has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 crisis and engaging in advocacy on behalf of the legal aid community, including following announcements of state and federal emergency funding, communicating with legislative staff about the increased need for legal services, analyzing implications for IOLTA revenue, and gathering materials and resources ( see here).  
 
State Bar Opportunities to Comment: LAAC will be commenting on three proposed rule changes at the State Bar. One pertains to increasing the number of  Elimination of Bias (EOB) MCLE hours (among other changes) and the second and third pertain to rule changes for Rules  1.1 (competence) and  5.4 (financial arrangements with non-lawyers) related to the efforts of the Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services (ATILS).  Deadline for EOB MCLE changes is May 1, and Rules 1.1 and 5.4 is May 18. LAAC will be writing in support of all three in April.

If you would to sign on or see LAAC's letter for any of these, please contact Zach Newman at ZNewman@LAAConline.org. Please reach out by Friday 4/17 to sign on to any of the letters. 
Dan Bradley Fellowship
 
We have extended the deadline to April 17 for applications fo r our Dan Bradley Fellowship.
 
The Dan Bradley Fellowship is designed to support law students working to benefit rural Californians at a LAAC member organization . Please share with your summer law clerks. We're offering up to $6,000 this summer .
 
The next one is Wednesday, April 15! Email Harmony at HKing@LAAConline.org for Zoom ID and password.
In-Person Trainings

Our in-person trainings are postponed until further notice. Tentatively, we have rescheduled the Trial Skills training at San Joaquin College of Law to August 3-5.

We are also working with NITA to see if we can bring an online Trial Skills or Depositions program to a smaller group of legal aid attorneys. We will update you when we have those details and logistics worked out.

In the meantime, check out trainings calendar for upcoming webinars and our archived online trainings.
Upcoming Live Webinars:
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm | No CLE, Register here.
Presented by: 
- Ted Bilich, Founder and CEO Risk Alternatives LLC. 

Monday, April 20, 2020 |12:00 - 1:00 pm |  1 hour general CLE,  Register here.
Presented by: 
-  Linda Kilb, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) 
-  Rachael Langston, Legal Aid at Work (LAAW)

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 |12:00 - 1:00 pm |  0.5 hour general, 0.5 ethics CLE,  Register here.
Presented by: 
- Margaret (Peggy) Stevenson, SJSU Record Clearance Project

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm | No CLE,  Register here.
Presented by: 
- Noah Kirshbaum-Ray, Public Interest Law Project

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 |12:00 - 1:00 pm | 1 hour general CLE,  Register here.
Presented by: 
- Margaret (Peggy) Stevenson, SJSU Record Clearance Project

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 |12:00 - 1:00 pm | 1 hour general CLE,  Register here.
Presented by: 
- Amy Moy, Essential Access Health
- Amy Poyer, California Women's Law Center

Does your organization have a training need? Would you like to host a webinar? Let us know by emailing Training Coordinator, Jenna Mowat, at JMowat@LAAConline.org.
 
We regularly update our website with more trainings, so  please be sure to check out our " Upcoming Trainings " page, or find a past webinar under " Archived Trainings ." If you'd like to submit a webinar proposal please fill out this form, or email JMowat@LAAConline.org.
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