In The Media

Rachael Langston Speaks to Law 360 About How Firms Can Better Accommodate Lawyers with Disabilities

“It’s about having a culture of wanting to help one another and valuing the employees you have, whatever their individual situations may be, and really having conversations about what people might need to fully participate and excel in the workplace.” - Rachael Langston
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Fresno Bee Covers LAAW’s efforts to End Courthouse Immigration Arrests

Staff attorney Marisa Díaz discusses LAAW's efforts, in conjunction with former Presidents of the California State Bar, retired judges, dozens of civil and immigrants’ rights groups, law professors, and many others to get California to adopt a statewide rule barring courthouse immigration arrests.
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The Daily Journal Covers LAAW’s efforts to end Courthouse Immigration Arrests

The Daily Journal (subscription required) discusses LAAW's Proposed Statewide rule to end courthouse immigration arrests in California and its impact on public safety and access to justice.
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Elizabeth Kristen explains at Slate.com on how “men’s rights” groups are twisting anti-discrimination laws to harm women

When men sue women’s empowerment organizations for gender discrimination. Is the law on their side? LAAW attorney Elizabeth Kristen emphatically says no: Targeting women’s empowerment events is an abuse of the law and part of the larger attack on the civil rights of vulnerable people that the Unruh Act was designed to protect, said Elizabeth Kristen, director of Gender Equity and LGBT Rights Program at Legal Aid at Work and an expert on gender discrimination. “They are using the Unruh Act as a sword.” And Kristen says not all of these lawsuits are the same.
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The Podcast “Criminal” Features Story on LAAW Client Helen James

On "Criminal," LAAW Client Helen James tells her story of joining the Air Force in the 1950's and getting discharged due to her sexual orientation, and how that crippled her throughout her life: "We were considered to be a threat to the security of the nation." More than 60 years later, and just shy of her 91st birthday, Helen finally received the honorable discharge she deserved after LAAW and co-counsel filed suit.
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Elizabeth Kristen Quoted in Law 360 on Gender Parity in the Legal Profession

Elizabeth Kristen speaks to Law 360 as part of its annual glass ceiling report: "Gender parity success is inextricably linked to increasing overall diversity in our profession. We also need to address equal pay, paid leave and sexual harassment."
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LAAW Attorney Katie Fiester quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle about new federal tip pooling law

Katie Fiester of LAAW's Wage Protection Program was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, praising a new federal law allowing tips to be pooled between waiters and certain other restaurant staff in the “chain of service” (like cooks and bussers). “When it comes to tips, the more regulated they are and the more transparent they are, the better it is for the workers who earn them,” she said
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LAAW’s Groundbreaking Medical-Legal Partnerships Featured on Slate

Slate wrote a terrific article featuring Legal Aid at Work's cutting-edge medical-legal partnerships. We’re incredibly proud of the innovative work Sharon Terman, Julia Parish, Jenna Gerry, Katie Wutchiett, and our entire Work & Family team are doing every day!
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LAAW Client Fights Breastfeeding Barriers in Asian-American Communities

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