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LAAC Trainings

LAAC offers a wide variety of archived online trainings, many of which qualify for self-study MCLE. Click here to access these trainings.

LAAC Trainings on Senior Legal Issues:

Launched in November 2006, the LAAC Trainings on Senior Legal Issues focuses on issues affecting low-income seniors. This series of free, high-quality MCLE trainings over the lunch hour uses online meeting and conference call technology that advocates can access without requiring any travel time or expense.

The Directors of Litigation and Advocacy and Support Center Meeting:

The Directors of Litigation and Advocacy and Support Center Meetings is an annual meeting in San Francisco and Los Angeles. These meetings are an opportunity for Support Center staff and Directors of Litigation and Advocacy to meet, network, hear policy updates, share best practices, learn substantive material. The Support Center meeting is open to all staff at Support Centers, whereas the DoLA meeting is open to any Directors of Litigation, Advocacy, and Training, as well as Directing/Managing Attorneys at programs that do not have a position with the title of Director of Litigation, Advocacy or Training

The Family Law Conference:

The goal of this training is to meet the most pressing educational and practice needs of a wide range of lawyers, paralegals, self-help providers, facilitators, advocates and volunteers providing family law assistance to poor persons in California. The training generally covers complex and recurrent topics including the substantive law areas of real property, pensions, military, and domestic violence/custody. Participants will be able to attend sessions addressing ethical issues in self-help assistance, effective case assessment, recruitment and management of volunteers and fund development to support family law assistance. At the Family Law Conference, LAAC's Family Law Awards are presented.

Introduction to Legal Services:

The Legal Aid Association of California in conjunction with the OneJustice offer a free training series for legal services attorneys, fellows and others interest in legal services. The course is designed as a multipart series of webinars to introduce new attorneys to legal services work and some issue-spotting on core poverty law issues. Each Intro to Legal Services webinar is approved for one hour of MCLE general credit.

Traveling Training:

Developed after participants in the 2001 Statewide Stakeholders meeting identified a need for legal services trainings outside urban centers, LAAC's Traveling Trainings serve the dual objective of providing affordable and accessible training to advocates in rural areas, and helping advocates build connections to California's Support Center resources. Held annually Traveling Trainings features a myriad of workshops facilitated by advocates from a diverse range of legal aid support centers. Trainers present comprehensive MCLE sessions on diverse substantive issues in Sacramento, Fresno, Riverside, and the San Diego area.

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