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Viewpoint: Title IX Is Leaving Girls Behind

The Recorder
Kim Turner

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Immigration Reform Must Respect Rights of Workers and Non-English Speakers

Both President Obama and a bipartisan group of Senators unveiled plans for overhauling our nation’s immigration system this week, taking an important first step toward much needed comprehensive immigration reform.  We are encouraged that our leaders are considering a pathway to citizenship and that the President proposes recognizing the rights of same-sex families for immigration … Continue reading “Immigration Reform Must Respect Rights of Workers and Non-English Speakers”

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LAS-ELC Joins the “Justice Bus”

On January 26, 2013, staff attorney Mike Gaitley (far right in picture) journeyed to Watsonville, California as part of a “Justice Bus” legal clinic for low-wage workers.  The Justice Bus, a project of One Justice, brings law students to rural locations in California where access to legal services is often limited.

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LAS-ELC to Co-Host Trafficking Workshop on January 31st

January is Trafficking Awareness Month, a good time to think about how to identify victims of this terrible human rights violation and how best to advocate for them.  According to the International Labor Organization, over three-quarters of the people trafficked across the globe are estimated to be involved in forced labor.  They are extracting, harvesting, … Continue reading “LAS-ELC to Co-Host Trafficking Workshop on January 31st”

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New Regulations Affirm Rights of Californians With Disabilities

Underscoring California’s role as a leader in advancing the rights of individuals with disabilities, regulations implementing the disability provisions of the Fair Employment and Housing Act were approved by the Office of Administrative Law on December 20, 2012.  Effective December 31, 2012, the new rules clarify the protections provided by state and federal statutes, which … Continue reading “New Regulations Affirm Rights of Californians With Disabilities”

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Join us for the 2013 Women’s Policy Summit on January 17th

On January 17th, LAS-ELC will be co-sponsoring the 2013 Women’s Policy Summit, Advancing Women’s Health, Wealth & Power, in Sacramento.  Join us for a unique opportunity to learn what state legislators and leading advocates identify as top priorities for improving the health and well-being of California’s diverse communities of women and girls.

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January is National Stalking Awareness Month

Every year, 6.6 million people in the United States are affected by stalking, defined as willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly following or harassing another person and threatening them, causing them to fear for their safety or that of their family.  1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men have experienced stalking, which has serious emotional, … Continue reading “January is National Stalking Awareness Month”

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Gerardo Vicuña awarded Ochoa Legal Group Scholarship

Legal Aid intern Gerardo Vicuña has been selected as a 2012 recipient of the Ochoa Legal Group Workers’ Rights Scholarship.  The scholarship is awarded to law students for their exemplary work, dedication and legal advocacy on behalf of working people.  Originally from Mexico, Gerardo grew up in Orosi (Central Valley) California before attending UC Berkeley … Continue reading “Gerardo Vicuña awarded Ochoa Legal Group Scholarship”

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Workers’ Rights Clinic Opened in Orange County

The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center has added Orange County to the list of its Workers’ Rights Clinic sites. The Orange County Workers’ Rights Clinic is a collaboration of Legal Aid, the Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC) and UC Irvine School of Law.  The Orange County Clinic is housed at LASOC and is … Continue reading “Workers’ Rights Clinic Opened in Orange County”

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