March 2020
LAAC IN ACTION
COVID-19 Resources: 

From everyone at LAAC, we hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during this time.

In case you find this helpful, here are just a few tips and resources:
  • Wash your hands! The CDC recommends you wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. Generate hand washing infographics based on your favorite song lyrics by using this website
     
  • Working from home? This New York Times article has some helpful suggestions. 
We are compiling COVID-19 Resources on LawHelpCA.org. We are particularly looking for new resources on housing, DV/IPV, family law, consumer issues, and medical coverage as the situation continues to change. 

If your organization creates any new materials for the general public specific to COVID-19,  please send them to, Safia Kartoum, at  SKartoum@LAAConline.org .

If your organization is interested in connecting with other organizations about how to respond to client needs, email Salena Copeland, at SCopeland@LAAConline.org, and she'll get you in the loop with others.
LAAC Member Benefits:

As a LAAC Member you are eligible to receive several great discounts, including discounts to  ClassPassAlthough ClassPass service providers are not able to physically offer classes because of the current COVID-19 outbreak, you can still access FREE online resources, including guided meditations, fitness classes, yoga, and much more. 

Many of us are working from home, or honoring shelter-in-place orders, and self care couldn't be more important as it is right now. So please take advantage today, and even more importantly, please take care during this unprecedented time!

Is your court accepting or encouraging eFiling?

All LAAC member programs are eligible to join the One Legal Community Partnership Program.  One Legal community partners receive:

  • Free eFiling/eService (in eFiling counties)
  • No area/distance surcharges
  • 25% discount on any physical services
  • Exclusive opportunity to request sponsorship of fundraising events
  • Priority customer support 
  • Account success manager for trainings 
 

NOTE: Nonprofits are responsible for any court-based fees not covered by fee waiver. To learn more, visit One Legal.

Register for LAAC's Virtual Tech Summit:

As the news and circumstances rapidly change around the COVID-19 pandemic, LAAC has decided to coordinate an abbreviated version of the Tech Summit in consideration of your time and changing workload. 

This year's summit will focus on how legal aid organizations are using tech tools to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and provide support. We hope you will join us for this important virtual discussion on  Wednesday, March 25th from 12-2 pm . Please plan to log on at 11:50 am, so we can start the meeting promptly at noon. 

Thanks to our generous sponsors, Fenwick & West, the Tech Summit is FREE! You will still need to register in order to receive the log in information. After  registering , please fill out this  two-question survey  so we can tailor the discussion to meet your interests. 

Please reach out to either Theo Ser-Ramin at  TSer-ramin@LAAConline.orgor Jenna Mowat at  JMowat@LAAConline.org  with any questions. 
Day In Sacramento
Report-Back:

On March 9, 2020, LAAC convened our 3rd Annual Civil Legal Aid Day in Sacramento at the State Capitol. We coordinated and assembled over 30 attorneys and advocates from organizations across the state-from Sacramento down to San Diego that provide services for a variety of legal aid issue areas impacting low-income Californians, such as housing, child care, and public benefits.
 
Along with LAAC staff, volunteers met with 50 legislators or their staffers from both sides of the aisle, many of whom participate in caucuses and committees including Budget and Judiciary that make critical decisions implicating the work of legal aid organizations. We informed lawmakers about what legal aid does, how free legal services to low-income people in their region strengthens the safety net, and about ways to support the provision of legal aid to their constituents.
 
In mobilizing the legal aid community at Legal Aid Day in Sacramento, we were able to ensure that our legislators heard the legal aid community's collective voice!

Upcoming Live Webinars:
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm | CLE Credit: TBD, 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

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

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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