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Announcing the 2020 Elizabeth Cabraser Summer (Remote) Lecture Series!

Legal Aid at Work and Berkeley Law are proud to announce the 2020 Elizabeth J. Cabraser Summer (Remote) Lecture Series on Being a Lawyer in Pandemic Times: Perspectives from the Field. 1.25 CLE Credit Available Click HERE to register Contact: [email protected] Interpretive services can be provided with 72 hours’ notice.  

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Our Fair Play for Girls In Sports Program’s Settlement with OUSD Covered in Several Major News Outlets

Legal Aid at Work’s settlement with the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) to promote gender equity in sports for girls in the District, was covered in several major news outlets, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, and Kron 4. For more information about the settlement and the 48th anniversary of Title … Continue reading «Our Fair Play for Girls In Sports Program’s Settlement with OUSD Covered in Several Major News Outlets»

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Title IX and AB 2404: Equity for Women and Girls in Sports in 2020

On June 23, 1972, forty-eight years ago, Title IX was signed into law as a part of the Education Amendments of 1972. The statute proclaims, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education … Continue reading «Title IX and AB 2404: Equity for Women and Girls in Sports in 2020»

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Racial Trauma and Anti-Racism Resources

Systemic and ongoing racism, leading to the loss of lives of so many people of color across America—especially members of the black community—has caused significant trauma. Legal Aid at Work has compiled this list of resources below to support those trying to cope with these and other difficult stressors and combat structural racism. In addition, … Continue reading «Racial Trauma and Anti-Racism Resources»

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Reflections on LGBTQ Equality

June 17 is my wedding anniversary.  I imagine for most happily married people, the date of their wedding is fixed and associated with memories of a special celebration with friends and family.  But for me, and many same-sex couples, my wedding day was more complicated than that.  My wife and I have been together for … Continue reading «Reflections on LGBTQ Equality»

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Know Your Rights, No Matter What SCOTUS Decides

I was in New York last summer during WorldPride, celebrating fifty years since the Stonewall riots. Despite the rise in hate crimes over the previous three years, for a little bit, I could just celebrate how far we’d come.  One year later, I find myself checking the Supreme Court website for updates on three pending … Continue reading «Know Your Rights, No Matter What SCOTUS Decides»

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Statement on the Murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and So Many Others

  Legal Aid at Work has fought for decades to vindicate the civil rights of communities of color generally and Black people in particular. Along with hundreds of millions of Americans, we grieve the violent deaths of George Floyd, an African-American man whom Minneapolis police officers killed on May 25, 2020, and Breonna Taylor, an … Continue reading «Statement on the Murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and So Many Others»

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Summer Speaker Series Event #1: «Employment Law in the COVID Era» on June 3, 2020

  Legal Aid at Work and Berkeley Law are proud to present the first in their 2020 Elizabeth Cabraser Summer Lecture Series on «Being a Lawyer in Pandemic Times: Perspectives from the Field.» This first event will be a discussion about Employment Law in the COVID Era, and will feature DecCarol Davis (Legal Aid at … Continue reading «Summer Speaker Series Event #1: «Employment Law in the COVID Era» on June 3, 2020″

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Remembering Nelson Henry

  Nelson Henry’s son Dean contacted me out of the blue one day after hearing about one of my clients, Helen James, on the Today Show.  Helen, a woman in her 90s, decided to challenge a bad discharge she received from the Air Force because of being a lesbian.  Dean was touched by the story … Continue reading «Remembering Nelson Henry»

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