January 2018
LAAC in Action
Welcome LAAC's 2018 Board of Directors!

We are so excited to announce the newly elected members of LAAC's Board of Directors!  Congratulations to Kate Marr of Legal Aid Society of Orange County, Gerson Sorto of Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, Tashara Kuspa of Central California Legal Services, and Keith Wurster of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights. And w elcome back reelected members Sarah Reisman of LA Center for Law and Justice, Victoria Snyder of Contra Costa Senior Legal Services, and Denny Chan of Justice in Aging.

Welcome! We are proud to have you on the team and look forward to the opportunity to serve the legal services community in 2018.

Take advantage of LAAC's on-demand CLE credits!

MCLE reporting is coming up: don't forget to t ake advantage of LAAC's on-demand credits!

The State Bar allows up to HALF of your MCLE to come from self-study -  12.5 hours that you can earn on your own time. We have over 100 hours available on-demand on our site - and it's easy to search by topic or organization in the search bar.
All trainings are available here. Most of our specialty credits are for our current members only and need a password. Questions? Email trainings@laaconline.org.

2018 Legal Aid Day in Sacramento

Are you interested in speaking to your legislators about the importance of legal aid? Join LAAC and legal aid lawyers from across the state on a trip to Sacramento - we are planning a "Legal Aid" Day in Sacramento in early 2018! 

On our Legal Aid Day at the legislature, we will bring volunteers from legal aid organizations throughout the state to Sacramento to educate legislators about the great work you do for their constituents. With the decreasing number of legislators who are lawyers, it is more important than ever that we communicate how critical your services are in your community. 

If you are interested in learning more about Legal Aid Day or possibly joining us in Sacramento, please sign up here!

More information and the finalized date to come soon!
Justice in Government

LAAC is working with the Justice in Government Project to help open up new sources of funding for services to your clients. This is a continuation of our successful work to open up the Victims of Crime Act funding for legal aid. Keep on the lookout for questions from us about how you serve as an important piece of the safety net for low-income Californians - we'll be using that in our messaging!
Register now for #SRLN18!

Early bird register for the Self-Represented Litigation Network Conference ends in less than a month - register now to get the best price! Review the conference agenda here

WHAT:  A two-day in-person national conference offered by the Self-Represented Litigation Network and the Judicial Council of California for lawyers, judges, clerks of court and court administrators, self-help services professionals, librarians, technologists, funders and other allied professionals to explore and develop successful strategies and new thinking for providing 100% access to justice.
WHEN:   February 22-23, 2018 , Pre-conference events  February 21, 2018
WHERE: Judicial Council of California's Milton Marks Conference Center; 455 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

Staying True to Your Roots 2018

LAAC is a co-sponsor of the annual Staying True to Your Roots training, hosted by National Lawyers Guild - Bay Area Chapter. As a co-sponsor, we can offer you discounted registration.

WHAT:  Staying True to Your Roots Continuing Legal Education (CLE) event featuring a series of panels on pertinent topics in social justice lawyering with 4.5 hours of CLE available.

WHEN: January 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Practising Law Institute - 685 Market St # 100, San Francisco

Save the Date for the Legal Aid Tech Summit!

The Third Annual Legal Aid Technology Summit  is just two months away! The Legal Aid Association of California is calling on all technical and non-technical legal aid staff to save the date for the Summit on Wednesday,  March 28, 2018  at the State Bar of California in San Francisco. 
Don't wait until January 31st to fulfill your required CLE:
Check out our FREE upcoming webinars! 

Preventing Gun Tragedies Before They Occur: Understanding California's New Gun Violence Restraining Order Law
Wednesday, January 10 from noon to 1 p.m.
Allison Anderman, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
1 hour of general CLE credit.  Register here!

Elder Financial Exploitation: Real Estate Fraud Litigation
Thursday, January 11  from noon to 1 p.m.
Nicholas Levenhagen,  Bet Tzedek Legal Services
1 hour of general CLE credit.  Register here!

Litigating Habitability Cases
Tuesday, January 30 from noon to 1 p.m.
Kara Brodfuehrer,  National Housing Law Project 
Nuemi Guzman,  Law Foundation of Silicon Valley 
Nadia Aziz,  Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
1 hour of general CLE credit.  Register here!

Making It Rain: Bringing in Attorney's Fees for Non-Profits
Wednesday, January 31 from noon to 1 p.m.
Alysson Snow, Legal Aid Society of San Diego 
1 hour of general CLE credit.  Register here!

Monday, March 12 from noon to 1 p.m.
Rebecca Watson,  Inner City Law Center
1.5 hours of general CLE credit.  Register here!

We regularly update our website with more trainings, please be sure to check out our " Upcoming Trainings" page, or find a past webinar under " Archived Trainings." If you are interested in putting on a webinar training through LAAC or have any trainings questions, please contact Jasmine at JSchwabDoyle@laaconline.org.