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On June 24th, the United States Supreme Court issued a long awaited opinion on affirmative action in the case of Fisher v. University of Texas, but the ruling did little to change existing law with respect to the use of race as a criterion in university admissions. In reality it was a non-opinion, as the … Continue reading “Supreme Court Rules on Affirmative Action”Read More
Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, which guarantees equal opportunities for women and girls in all federally funded programs, was signed into law 44 years ago today. It is most often associated with the fight for gender equity in college athletics, but its impact has been felt across the spectrum from education access to employment. Title … Continue reading “44 years on, Title IX still expanding”Read More
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s special task force on harassment, which included Senior Staff Attorney Christopher Ho with Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, recommends that EEOC “reboot” its prevention efforts. The EEOC heard expert testimony on June 20 in Washington, D.C., about preventing harassment of all kinds in the workplace. The task force, which formed in January 2015, included attorneys … Continue reading “EEOC hears report on effectiveness of harassment training”Read More
This past Sunday, November 18th, Senior Staff Attorney and Disability Rights Program Director Claudia Center debated libertarian Cato Institute’s Walter Olson on the value of the Americans with Disabilities Act. During the debate, entitled “Is the Americans with Disabilities Act a Net Positive for the Workplace and for Society?”, Claudia explained that the ADA provides … Continue reading “Claudia Center Debates Cato Institute on the Value of the ADA”Read More
We are pleased to announce the 34th annual Elizabeth J. Cabraser Summer Lecture Series at Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center. Grab your lunch, and come by! Starting Tuesday, June 7, and running weekly through Aug. 2 (except July 5), these conversations will address many of today’s most important topics in public interest law. MCLE credit is available for … Continue reading “Pressing social justice issues are focus of summer lecture series”Read More
Legal Aid Society of San Francisco opened 100 years ago today, founded by the San Francisco Bar Association, Archbishop Edward J. Hanna, and Phoebe A. Hearst. Our first offices were in the San Francisco Examiner’s then-new building at Third and Mission streets, thanks to Hearst (pictured here and the mother of William Randolph Hearst). We are … Continue reading “Happy Birthday to LAS-ELC!”Read More