Training: Facing Housing Barriers: Gender, Evictions, and COVID-19 (2020)

Sep

23

2020

There has been a growing housing crisis in California for some time and the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly exacerbated the barriers many families face when seeking safe, affordable housing. Women are especially vulnerable economically and many are experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic, putting them at increased risk of homelessness. This webinar will focus on the intersection of gender
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Training: Advancing Reproductive Justice, Health, & Rights in Uncertain Times (2020)

Aug

24

2020

The current COVID-19 public health emergency and uprising for racial justice have shed light on inequities in our policies and systems that create and exacerbate health disparities among Black, indigenous women and people of color. This webinar will provide an overview of the intersection between COVID-19, structural racism, and reproductive justice. Presenters will also discuss the impact
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Housing Discrimination, Harassment, and Your Rights (2020)

APR

28

2020

In this training delivered by our Staff Attorney, Mariah Lindsay, you will explore state and federal housing discrimination laws, sexual harassment in housing, domestic violence survivors and their housing rights, and the processes for reporting and filing complaints.

How to Appeal a Domestic Violence Restraining Order: Tips & Tricks (2020)

JAN

23

2020

This informational webinar will explore the specific issues related to appeals of domestic violence restraining order decisions in California courts. We will address some of the most common issues related to preserving an appeal and briefly review the procedures for appealing, including tips for maximizing the likelihood of a successful appeal.

Using Title IX as a Legal Tool to Address Campus Sexual Assault: A Brief Primer (2020)

JAN

7

2020

This training will cover Title IX as it relates to campus sexual assault. It will provide context and background on the prevalence and impact of campus sexual assault, the evolving role of Title IX on this issue, the Trump administration’s changes to Title IX and the current status of these proposed regulations, other federal and state laws that protect students from sexual assault, and California’s efforts to codify the 2011 and 2014 Obama administration guidance.

CA’s Fair Play Act and Gender Discrimination in Youth Sports (2019)

OCT

24

2019

This webinar will explore the Fair Play Act and its impact, and will provide a brief primer on the law the Act is based on, Title IX—which celebrated its 47th anniversary in June. Watch to learn about gender-based inequities in your local sports program or at your school and potential ways to address such inequities!

Pregnancy and Lactation Accommodations in Los Angeles County School Districts (2019)

MAR

28

2019

In this training we discuss the rights of parenting employees and students in California’s schools, including an overview of pregnancy leave rights and legally required accommodations for lactation. We will discuss CWLC’s 2019 “ABC’s of Breastfeeding” Report Card including improvements that have been made in lactation accommodation policies for students and employees for the 81 school districts in Los Angeles County. This training will review the law and as well as provide some ideas for ensuring school districts are aware of and implementing these state mandates.

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders in California Courts (2019)

NOV

20

2019

This webinar will dive into some of the complex legal issues facing litigants seeking domestic violence restraining orders in California courts.

Sexual Discrimination, Harassment, and Assault: A Primer on Federal and State Law Claims (2019)

JAN

30

2019

This webinar will outline the core federal and state law causes of action for sexual discrimination, harassment, and assault and discuss the differences between them, giving advocates the tools to spot such issues with their potential clients and address them.

Creating a Level Playing Field for Girls: Title IX Athletics in Schools and Beyond (2018)

OCT

28

2018

This training addresses the legal requirements mandating equity for girls playing sports in high school and at youth parks and recreation facilities in California.

The FACT Act Decision and the US Supreme Court’s Impact on the Future of Reproductive Health Care (2018)

AUG

14

2018

The webinar will address the reasons the FACT Act was implemented, its application to “crisis pregnancy centers” in California, and the Supreme Court’s ruling that the Act is likely unconstitutional. We will also discuss the future of reproductive rights in California and beyond in the wake of the decision.

The Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students and Employees in CA Schools (2018)

JUL

31

2018

This webinar will discuss the rights of pregnant and parenting employees and students in California’s schools, including an overview of pregnancy leave rights and legally required accommodations for pregnancy and lactation.

Legal Housing Clinic

JUL

18

2020

CWLC hosts free bi-monthly legal clinics for renters who are facing eviction or other legal issues related to their housing. 

Webinar – The Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students (2017)

Aug

3

2017

Learn about the rights that pregnant and parenting students have under Title IX and California law.

Sexual Discrimination, Assault and Harassment: A Primer on Federal and State Law Claims (webinar training)

JAN

30

2019

This webinar constitutes one hour of Elimination of Bias MCLE. Our training outlines the core federal and state law causes of action for sexual discrimination, harassment, and assault. We discuss the differences between each, giving advocates the tools to spot such issues with their potential clients and address them

The Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students and Employees at CA Schools (webinar training)

Jul

31

2018

Join us as we discuss the rights of pregnant and parenting employees and students in California’s schools, including an overview of pregnancy leave rights and legally required accommodations for pregnancy and lactation.

Breastfeeding Advocacy 101 Training

Aug

31

2017

CWLC co-sponsored a breastfeeding advocacy training on Thursday, August 31, 2017.

Teen Dating Violence: Detect, Address, and Prevent (webinar training)

Jul

27

2017

Our informational webinar discussed the problem of teen dating, the current federal, state, and local legislation addressing teen dating violence, and what further steps can and should be taken to combat teen dating violence. By addressing the issue of sexual violence early and effectively, we can work towards a healthier and safer future for our youth.

Free Legal Housing Clinic

Jun

3

2017

CWLC hosted a Free Legal Housing Clinic for residents of the Beach Cities.

A Level Playing Field: Title IX and Gender Equity in K-12 School Athletics (webinar training)

May

10

2017

Amy Poyer of CWLC and Kim Turner from Legal Aid at Work, formerly known as the Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center, hosted a Title IX Athletics training webinar titled “A Level Playing Field: Title IX and Gender Equity in K-12 School Athletics” on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm PST.

The Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students Under Title IX and California Law (webinar training)

Apr

18

2017

This informational webinar reviewed the laws protecting pregnant and parenting students in California to enable practitioners to identify and remedy these harmful forms of discrimination, shared the results of the ABC’s of Breastfeeding Report Card grading lactation accommodations in K-12 schools in Los Angeles County, and discussed next steps in expanding the impact of the report card.

Equal Pay in California: Pay Equity And Discrimination (webinar training)

Dec

8

2016

On Thursday, December 8, 2016 the California Fair Pay Collaborative, comprised of the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, Equal Rights Advocates, and California Women’s Law Center, presented a webinar titled “Equal Pay in California: Pay Equity And Discrimination.”

Breastfeeding Rights in California Schools (webinar training)

Nov

9

2016

The California Women’s Law Center and BreastfeedLA presented an informational training webinar, “Breastfeeding Rights in California Schools.” Every major health organization recommends breastfeeding and recognizes its overwhelming health benefits for parent and child.

Equal Pay Webinar with LAS-ELC and ERA

Oct

12

2016

The California Pay Collaborative—comprised of Equal Rights Advocates, Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center, and the California Women’s Law Center—hosted this webinar to assist individuals and attorneys in navigating California’s Equal Pay Act.

Title IX Webinar Training with LAS-ELC

Oct

6

2016

CWLC and the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) hosted an informational training webinar for attendees to learn about Title IX as it applies to athletics in schools, including Title IX requirements, how to identify violations, and examples from real life cases.

STOP Teen Dating Violence (webinar training)

Oct

26

2015

Teen dating violence is a pervasive problem that affects all communities, and schools should take an active role to prevent and address it.

The S.T.O.P. Teen Dating Violence presentation addressed the legal responsibilities that schools have to address teen dating violence, as well as discussed a model policy that schools can adopt to address dating violence. This session provided rule of law and policy updates enacted since the first 2010 training on this topic.

Title IX Training Series: Gender Discrimination in Education

Oct

21

2015

Led by Staff Attorney Laura Riley of the California Women’s Law Center, this three-part webinar series covered: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault in Schools, Equality in High School Athletic Programs, and The Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students.

Cultural Competency in Representing Veterans

Jul

29

2015

The California Women’s Law Center in partnership with the Veterans Legal Institute presented a workshop to civilian attorneys about the unique aspects of military culture and how to familiarize yourself with the service and language “Do’s and Don’ts” to help attorneys connect with their clients in a way that builds trust.