December  2019
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Annual Report

From all of us at LAAC, we want to give a BIG shout out and THANK YOU to our valued members for all you do to serve vulnerable Californians.  Your commitment to fair access to justice inspires us every day and we couldn't be more proud of your hard work and dedication.  Happy holidays to everyone and we look forward to serving you in 2020! Check out our Annual Report!
ClassPass x LAAC

It's no secret that legal aid providers experience high rates of vicarious trauma and burnout which critically impacts recruitment and retention   community-wide. Research shows self-care helps. In an effort to deepen our level of support, LAAC is rolling out new wellness benefits, including mindfulness retreats for legal aid attorneys and a Wellness Summit in 2020. Our most recent addition to the program is our member benefit discount with ClassPass. Sign up today t o receive your 10% discount. Stay tuned or check out our website for more wellness discounts.
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Tech Report Highlight

LAAC asked its members about which technology tools they use at their organization. The results will be published early next year, but for now, here is a pie chart showing what technology the legal aid community uses for document signing software.

Rules and Revision

The State Bar is engaging in a year-long process to revise guidelines and rules regulating IOLTA programs. LAAC is coordinating community input. For more information on timeline and rules impacted, read the State Bar memo
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On-Demand Self-Study CLE Credit! 

As the holidays approach, we know that will be spending some quality time in front of your laptop or iPad, getting in those final MCLE hours. It's reporting time for N-Z. 

There's no need to wait until the last minute to get CLE for the February reporting deadline -- as LAAC members you have access to self -study, on-demand MCLE right now!

We have over 100 hours online . Most do not need a password, but for those that do, just ask your ED! (They got it in an email). Here are some of the great webinars we have available:
We have 2.5 hours of Competency Issues:
We have three hours of ethics.
We hav e twelve hours of eli mination of bias (some do not need that password)

Mindfulness Retreat and Warrior One Resources

Join fellow legal aid attorneys at the beautiful SF Zen Center, Friday, January 10th from 9 am to 4 pm, to learn how to incorporate mindfulness techniques into your daily work.

There will be MCLE at the event. We will have a total of three hours of MCLE at the all-day event: one hour each of ethics, competency, and general MCLE. Register here

We have a limited number spaces available for "Friends of Legal Aid," so feel free to send the link to your favorite pro bono super stars!

If you have any questions, please reach out directly to Salena, LAAC's Executive Director, at

If can't attend in-person, but are interested in mindfulness we have resources for you! Check out Warrior One's on-demand Essential Mindfulness for Lawyers Basic Training. The training is currently discounted for those in legal aid ($75) and offers CLE credit. Sign up here

Warrior One also offers an Essential Mindfulness for Lawyers Beginning Inquiry program, which is also currently discounted for legal aid advocates ($55), but does not offer CLE credit. Sign up here!
Save the Date_ March 25_ 2020 Legal Aid Tech Summit. The Summit will be held in San Francisco at the State Bar of California
Upcoming live webinars:

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 |12-12:30 pm
Presented by: 
- Mariah Lindsay, California Women's Law Center 

0.5 hour general CLE, Register here

Thursday, January 16, 2020 |12-1 pm
Presented by: 
- Toby Rothschild, OneJustice

1 hour Ethics CLE,  Register here

Thursday, January 23, 2020 |12-12:30 pm
Presented by: 
- Amy Poyer, California Women's Law Center
- Sarah Reisman, Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice

0.5 hour general CLE,  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 ." If you'd like to submit a webinar proposal please fill out this form, or email