Are you interested in speaking to legislators about the importance of legal aid? Join us in Sacramento next month!
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 volunteers from legal aid organizations across California to meet with legislators and explain the importance of the work you do every day.
LAAC is excited to be a co-sponsor of the
"Staying True to Your Roots" National Lawyers Guild event, once again. Remember, if you're staff at a LAAC member organization, you are eligible for the member discount!
Enjoy nearly 4 hours of CLE credit, including Ethics and Competency, with other progressive lawyers!
January 25th, 2019 8:30 a.m.
Practising Law Institute - 685 Market Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA94103
Many of us make resolutions in the new year - some are intention-setting for a happier and less busy life, while some may be as specific as reading a particular number of books.
One that Salena, LAAC's ED, recommends, is to seek and share things that make you happy.
So, Salena is sharing this AMAZING video of Katelyn Ohashi on UCLA's gymnastics team, which is making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter. Her joy is contagious.
Happy New Year...we hope! It's supposedly a time for good cheer, but the holiday time in the legal aid world can be rough. Plus, if you're in the current CLE compliance period, you might be scrambling for credits.
Here's some good news. Mindfulness was recently named by the ABA as a foundational practice for resilience and well-being. And for a few months,
Warrior Oneis offering legal aid lawyers and support staff deep discounts on two online mindfulness programs to increase effectiveness and well-being. NOTE THE MCLE PACKAGE IS PARTICIPATORY CREDIT!
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!
Essential Mindfulness for Lawyers® Basic Training is also a 6-course program, but you can get six California MCLE credits in this program, including one in elimination of bias, one in competence, and FOUR IN ETHICS! The program offers solid mindfulness instruction, guided meditations, and written materials, and ties mindfulness to the specifics of lawyering. Instead of $295, you can take this training and get all six MCLE credits for just $75 through January 31, 2019.
MCLE + mindfulness = happier, more resilient, more effective lawyering. Spread the word to your colleagues. Give yourself the gift of mindfulness this season - you deserve it.