June 2019
LAAC in Action
Happy Pride!

Check out the "Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 - Class of 2019" list from the LGBT Bar Association  here

This year, two LAAC member organizations' staff were honored including The Center for Gender & Refugee Studies Co-Legal Director Eunice C. Lee (read more  here ), and The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach Director of Legal Services Mieko Failey (read more about the LGBTQ Center  here .)   
LAAC Advocacy Update

State Budget: Though we won't know the final details of the budget until the Governor announces it later this month, we are hopeful that the Governor's proposal for $20 million in funding for civil legal aid in housing is part of the final budget. For all other budget alerts, follow the California Budget and Policy Center and  Western Center on Law and Poverty.

AB 330: LAAC continues to closely follow and support  AB 330 (Gabriel),  which will expand funding for the Shriver Pilot projects by more than double. The bill will be heard before the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 18th   If you are interested in the details of AB 330, or if you'd like to know how you can support the bill, contact Lorin Kline at  lkline@laaconline.org .
Nominations are open for the Loren Miller Award!

The Loren Miller Legal services Award is named after the late Loren Miller, an African American lawyer and judge who was a leader in the civil rights movement. It is considered a lifetime achievement award and is given annually to a lawyer admitted to practice in California who has demonstrated long-term commitment to legal services and who has personally done significant work in extending legal services to the poor. Previous award recipients include the staff of legal services organizations such as directors of litigation, executive directors and private bar attorneys. Submit your nominations here by the July 22, deadline!
DoLA and Support Center Meeting

LAAC will be hosting our regular Directors of Litigation and Advocacy and Support Center leaders meeting on June 24, 2019, in Los Angeles and San Francisco.  Registration will open next week. If you have questions or do not receive registration details, please contact Lorin Kline, LAAC Directing Attorney, at   lkline@laaconline.org
Upcoming NITA Training:
August 1-3, 2019 at University of San Diego School of Law

NITA provides hands-on trial advocacy training, giving  attorneys the skills, strategies, and confidence they need to thrive in representing low-income Californians.  The next training will focus on depositions and witness preparation and will provide  more than 20 hours of MCLE credit Registration will open soon.  For inquiries contact LAAC Training Associate, Jenna Mowat, at jmowat@laaconline.org   
Awards of Merit
Congratulations to the 2019 Awards of Merit recipients! 

Attorney: Bob Capistrano, Bay Area Legal Aid

Paralegal: Linda Petite, Inland Counties Legal Services, INC

Client: Jonathan Reader, Veterans Legal Institute

Volunteer: Martin Kohan, Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice
Pathways to Justice 2019
Thank you to the State Bar of California, the Judicial Council, and the
 over 450  presenters and attendees who made Pathways to Justice possible!
Check out our FREE upcoming webinars! 

Reviewing County GA/GR Benefit Regulations: 
How to Assess if your County is Complying with the Law
June 11, 2019,  12:15-1 pm
Presented by: 
- Lauren Hansen, Public Interest Law Project  
Register here !
MCLE Credit: 0.75 hours General

Advising People with Criminal Records on Overcoming Barriers To Occupational Licensing 
June 18, 2019, 12-1 pm
Presented by: 
- Vinuta Naik from East Bay Community Law Center 
Adam Slote at Slote, Link &, Boreman 
Register here!
MCLE Credit: 1 hour General

Be Counted California: How Your Organization can Ensure an Accurate Count
June 19, 2019, 12-12:30 pm
Presented by:
Marcy Kaplan, Sectors Outreach Manager, California Complete Count - Census 2020
Register here!

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

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 ."