Octo ber  2018
LAAC in Action
Traveling Training is coming to Sacramento this fall!

LAAC is excited to bring our annual Traveling Training to the Sacramento region this year! 
Review the draft agenda here. This training will offer 6.75 hours of CLE credit, including the opportunity to get 2.5 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.

LAAC Advocacy Update

State Bar meetings on legal aid

Wondering what is going on with all the meetings this fall on access to justice and legal aid? Check out our page where we'll post the public agendas and help you track when the meetings will be in your neck of the woods. You'll have to opportunity to submit public comment and can always reach out to LAAC if you have questions about the process. 

Amicus Update

In re EasySaver Rewards Litigation 
The Ninth Circuit has ruled in this latest case to address whether legal services organizations are appropriate cy pres recipients. LAAC joined with numerous organizations to file an  amicus brief in support of legal aid's eligibility for cy pres and coordinated a 9th Circuit-wide sign-on effort including legal services organizations in several states. The Ninth Circuit upheld the cy pres award in the case. You can read the opinion here.

Frank v Gaos Update
The Supreme Court of the United States will hear the Google case on a "cy pres only" settlement to various law schools and nonprofits. The case is set for oral argument on October 31

We filed an amicus brief on the case because of the potential impact on cy pres awards to legal aid clients. 

Though you can't listen to the live argument, you can listen to an audio recording later.

You can also follow updates in legal news, on our Facebook, or on Twitter feeds or SCOTUS reporters. 
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.
- Ads & Dedications here
Proceeds from the event will fund  LAAC 's coordination of statewide communications and media to support legal aid funding.

LAAC's Halloween  Self-Care Corner

What's with the teal pumpkins?  It is important that individuals with food allergies, or those that may need or want candy alternatives, are included in Halloween festivities. Check out the Teal Pumpkin Project to learn more!

Need some ideas for Halloween themed treats and food? Check some out here and here.
Halloween & The Workplace find helpful tips here.

Halloween is a community celebration that allows people to dress up in costume for fun.  However, Halloween costumes that rely on racial or ethnic stereotyping, cultural appropriation, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, or ableism perpetuate the systematic oppression of many marginalized groups. Read more on the topic here. 

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 JSchwabDoyle@laaconline.org.

Creating A Level Playing Field for Girls: Title IX Athletics in Schools and Beyond
Thursday, October 25 from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Amy Poyer, California Women's Law Center
Kim Turner, Legal Aid at Work's Fair Play for Girls in Sports Project
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 ."