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Settlement reached in Lake Oswego schools Title IX lawsuit

The article includes the details of the settlement negotiated by the district and Legal Aid at Work/Fair Play and attorney Andrew Glasscock.
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Female high school athletes reach tentative settlement with Oregon school district

Lake Oswego School District near Portland, Oregon, has tentatively agreed to upgrade its high school girls’ softball area in line with the boys’ baseball area, add more opportunities for girls to play sports on par with boys’ offerings, and equalize athletic treatment and benefits experienced by female athletes so that Lake Oswego High School’s sports … Continue reading “Female high school athletes reach tentative settlement with Oregon school district”

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Eric Holder: ‘Legal Aid at Work has your back’

Legal Aid at Work – along with 800 other attendees – celebrated 101 years of putting justice to work at our annual dinner July 12. Highlights included a conversation with former Attorney General Eric Holder, who also presented the Mathew Tobriner award to the Hon. Thelton Henderson. [<a href=”//storify.com/legalaidatwork/legal-aid-at-work-annual-dinner” target=”_blank”>View the story “#NightofLAAW” on Storify</a>]

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In SF, ex-attorney general Holder tells left to keep fighting

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric H Holder Jr. spoke and presented our public service award to U.S. District Judge Thelton E. Henderson, who also spoke, at our annual dinner July 12.
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Do girls have access to team sports? Many California schools aren’t telling, despite law

Legal Aid at Work attorney Kim Turner is quoted in an article about a Fair Play for Girls in Sports study that many California schools aren't reporting data on gender equality, as required by Title IX.
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Unemployment insurance appeal turns a couple’s life around

For a decade after leaving the U.S. Marine Corps in 2005, Jose Hidalgo worked full time in construction, supporting himself and his long-term girlfriend, Olivia; they had a nice home near Fresno, they bought a dog together, and they were building the life they wanted. But in just a few months — after Jose took … Continue reading “Unemployment insurance appeal turns a couple’s life around”

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Annual dinner this Wednesday

We are honored to celebrate justice — and the 101st anniversary of our organization’s founding — with the Honorable Thelton E. Henderson and former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. this Wednesday, July 12, at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. Mr. Holder will be in conversation with Stanford Law Professor Pamela … Continue reading “Annual dinner this Wednesday”

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Legal aid for low-wage pregnant workers in Contra Costa County

Skadden Fellow Katie Wutchiett writes in the official publication of the Contra Costa County bar Association about the expansion of our medical-legal partnership program into Contra Costa County.
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Paid Parental Leave: The right thing to do, the right way to do it

We co-hosted a great event on Thursday, June 9, where employers learned how they, no matter how small or large, could improve their employee retention by changing their family leave policies.  Speakers included Teresa McDade, director of work and life benefits at Microsoft; James Jarvey, people operations manager at Particle; Jennifer Piallat, owner of Zazie … Continue reading “Paid Parental Leave: The right thing to do, the right way to do it”

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