February 2019
LAAC in Action
Happy Black History Month!

February is Black History Month.  This month LAAC invites you to learn more about African American attorneys including historical figures. 

LAAC's invites us all to celebrate Dr. Pauli Murray's legacy and contributions as a member of the LGBTQI2S+ community, African American woman, Civil Rights and Women's Rights activist, and lawyer who helped shape Ruth Bader Ginsberg's legal strategies and written opinions. She was also the first female African American Episcopal priest. Learn more about Dr. Pauli Murray in  this article by National Public Radio, and read about her and other dynamic women's influence on RBG here . The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Murray's home a historic landmark; read more  here
Legal Aid Day in Sacramento:   February 27, 2019
Hope you're joining us!

A re you interested in speaking with legislators about the importance of legal aid?
LAAC's Day in Sacramento will build on the success of last year's event in making sure lawmakers in Sacramento hear the legal aid community's collective voice. LAAC is mobilizing over 40 volunteers from legal aid organizations across California to meet with legislators and explain the importance of the work you all do every day.

Date: February 27, 2019
Location: State Capitol in Sacramento

Just like last year, LAAC staff prepared absolutely everything volunteers need for an easy and effective day of communicating the value of legal aid.  If you aren't joining us tomorrow in Sacramento, it's never too late to talk to your legislators in the district! Contact us to get the tools you need.
Please direct any questions you might have to Zach Newman at  znewman@laaconline.org.
Save the Date for LAAC's 4th Annual Technology Summit!

LAAC is excited to announce our 2019 Annual Technology Conference: 

Client CARE: Collecting Analytics for Readability and Effective Delivery of Services

This year's summit will focus on improving usability of legal aid websites and technology through data analytics and best practices. 

The Summit will be held in Los Angeles on Friday, April 19, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

If you are interested in presenting at LAAC's 4th Annual Technology Summit, or have any questions about the Summit, please contact LAAC Program Associate Safia Kartoum at skartoum@laaconline.org 

LAAC's  Self-Care Corner

Rain or shine there's wonderful community events upcoming in February including for Black History Month.  
The Oakland Museum continues to host Friday Nights at OMCA, with after-hours museum access, off the grid food trucks, beer, wine and food and more. Presently, on display is the Black Power exhibit showing in the Gallery of California History, more information available here
Family fun at Friday Nights: take place at OMCA every Friday night, from 5 to 8 pm, features free hands-on art workshops for all ages, and select Fridays feature story time with the Oakland Public Library from 6 to 6:30 pm. 

Mindfulness was recently named by the ABA as a foundational practice for resilience and wellbeing. And for a few months,  Warrior One  is offering legal aid lawyers and support staff deep discounts on two online mindfulness programs to increase effectiveness and wellbeing.

Essential Mindfulness for Lawyers® Beginning Inquiry  is a 6-course program that offers a deep dive into classical mindfulness as it relates to the issues lawyers and other advocates face daily. Offered in a series of short videos, the program includes written materials and over a dozen, downloadable, guided meditations. The corporate price for Beginning Inquiry is $225, but through March 31st, 2019, legal aid attorneys and staff can take the program for just $55, through the LAAC website!
Go to http://laaconline.org/warrior-one/  to sign up (please ONLY share other legal aid workers).
Check out our FREE upcoming webinars! 

If you are interested in putting on a webinar training through LAAC or have any trainings questions, please contact Trainings@LAAConline.org.

New webinars are in the works - check back on our website, soon!

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 ."