Novem ber  2018
LAAC in Action
LAAC is Turning 35! #LAAC35

Want to help us CELEBRATE  LAAC's 35th anniversary and say THANK YOU to Stephanie Choy for her contributions to the legal aid community?

Come to the party! 
WHEN: Friday, November 30, 2018, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
WHERE: Morrison & Foerster -  425 Market Street,  San Francisco
Get Tickets here!
Send a message!
- Can't make it to the event but still want to show your support or say thank you? 
- You can purchase space in the program to leave a thank you message for Stephanie, give a shout out to your organization, or just express support of legal aid.
- Promotional Spaces & Dedications here
Proceeds from the event will fund  LAAC 's coordination of statewide communications and media to support legal aid funding.
It's not too late to register for Traveling Training in Sacramento!

L AAC is excited to bring our annual Traveling Training to the Sacramento region this year! 
Review the agenda here. This training will offer 6.75 hours of CLE credit, including the opportunity to get 1.5 hours Elimination of Bias and 2.75 hours Ethics credit!

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $150 for staff and pro bono volunteers at LAAC member programs. 10% discount for member programs that send 5 or more staff.

*The registration process asks all attendees to select sessions so that we have a general idea on how many materials to print for each session.
Great E-Filing Resource for Legal Aid

One Legal is the industry leader in online litigation support, including eFiling with the court, process service, document research, and other court-related services. 

In recognition of all that you do to support low-income Californians who must use the court system, One Legal is offering free eFiling and discounts on additional services through its Community Partnership Program. The application process will open in December 2018. To learn more, email and note that you are a LAAC member program!

LAAC Advocacy Update

Frank v Gaos Update

Oral argument was held last week in Frank v. Gaos, Case No. 17-96, the latest case to address the validity of a cy pres award. You can listen to the argument or read the transcript
Request for Proposals now open for the 2019 Pathways to Justice Conference in San Francisco!

The Judicia l Council of California, State Bar of California, and Legal Aid Association of California have released our  Request for Proposals for the  Pathways to Justice 2019 Conference , coming Monday, June 3 - Wednesday, June 5 at the Judicial Council of California in San Francisco!
Pathways to Justice is California's biggest convening of professionals from every aspect of the legal services sector. Non-profit lawyers and administrators, court staff and bench officers, pro bono and private attorneys, community stakeholders and many others come from across the state to sharpen their skills and share their knowledge. This is your opportunity to bring your own expertise to Pathways, and help make it even more relevant and useful for our community!

Please review the training proposal questions and guidelines before you submit your official proposal through SurveyMonkey. The deadline for proposals is Friday,
 November 30, 2018.
LAAC's  Self-Care Corner

As winter approaches, the days are growing colder, darker, and shorter. Make sure you're taking care of yourself!

One thing that comes up every year is cold and flu season.  Protect yourself from sickness by following these steps. 

LAAC tip: Sanitize your phone! We bring our smart phones everywhere, and often forget that they need to be cleaned too.

Many people are impacted by Seasonal Affective Disorder. While it may not get as cold in most of California as it does in other parts of the country, the change can still make a big impact on us. Avoid the winter blues by soaking up the sunlight when you can, making an effort to spend time with loved ones, and making sure you use your weekends to decompress and enjoy your leisure time - not responding to emails!
Don't wait until next year to fulfill your required CLE:
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 Jasmine at

New Pathways for Legal Aid Advocates to Challenge Parking Tickets and Car Tows on Behalf of Indigent Clients
Friday, November 16 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Theresa Zhen, East Bay Community Law Center
Kim Tran,  East Bay Community Law Center
Jude Law, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
1 hour of general CLE credit.  Register here!

Access to Children's Mental Health Services in California: Focus on Medi-Cal
Thursday, November 29 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Kim Lewis, National Health Law Program
Abbi Coursolle, National Health Law Program
Héctor Hernández-Delgado, National Health Law Program
1 hour of general CLE credit.  Register here!

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 ."