July  2017
LAAC in Action
LAAC Advocacy Alert!

The Governor signed the budget! As we previously reported in last month's LAAC in Action, this budget was a big win for legal aid funding.  The budget includes an additional $10 million in the Equal Access Fund for each of the next two years and a set-aside of 25% of all state cy pres awards - the funding to be distributed by the Equal Access Fund formula. 

Don't know what that formula is? Follow us on Facebook, and you'll see a video posted later this week with an explanation of statewide funding for legal aid.

Helpful Resources

LAAC recently created  a page for new EDs  that we think all staff might like. We're also exploring a CA Legal Aid Slack project (with specific channels like "Work-Life Balance," one to share memes about legal aid, and one to share lunch or happy-hour meet-ups). Let Lorin Kline know if you want to help us build it out - email her at LKline@LAAConline.org!
Visual, Plain & Translated Language for Meaningful Access to Court Services

WHAT: In this dynamic, hands-on workshop, three 1 hour sessions will provide you with information on communicating legal concepts and within legal contexts more effectively. 3 hours CLE credits provided.
WHEN: Friday, September 15, 2017
WHERE:  Glenview Room at the Trans Pacific Center CSU East Bay
1000 Broadway, Ste 109
Oakland, CA 94607
COST: $50 for LAAC members; $75 general

Check out these upcoming webinars! 

Monday, August 14 from noon to 1 p.m.
John Pollock,  National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel and Public Justice Center
1 hour of general CLE.  Register here!

Overview of Disability Rights Laws
Wednesday, October 11 from noon to 1 p.m.
Linda Kilb, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund 
1 hour of Elimination of Bias CLE. 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.
Thank you for joining us for the 2017 Family Law & Self-Help Conference!

Thank you to all who were able to join us for this year's 
Family Law and Self-Help Conference. This year we had a one-day conference in Los Angeles with over 150 advocates in attendanceWe had a great time and hope all who were unable to come this time can join us next year in San Francisco!