Navigating the legal system can be challenging, and lawyers and non-lawyers need support understanding and advocating for laws and policies that impact the rights of women and girls. Many of these trainings are approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit. We support qualified legal services projects (QLSPs) and provide technical assistance to lawyers and non-lawyers, legal service organizations, and community organizations. 

CWLC also supports the legal community by conducting research on issues impacting women and girls. By collecting data and making it available to others, we support efforts to hold schools, employers, policy leaders, and others accountable for protecting the legal rights of women and girls. Data collection also allows CWLC to identify instances when laws are not being followed or need to be updated or expanded. When we find these shortcomings, we work directly with the appropriate decision-makers to bring about change.

In addition to legal trainings, technical support, and data research, CWLC often conducts community outreach events and we host public events and panel discussions on issues impacting equality. We frequently collaborate with community partners and other allies in our efforts. We invite you to join us at an upcoming event!

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CWLC Initiative: NCAA Data Shows Discrimination Against Female Athletes Is Getting Worse (2020)

Champion Women and the California Women's Law Center performed an in-depth analysis of data available via the Equity in Athletics...

CWLC Initiative: The ABC's of Breastfeeding (2020)

Title IX prohibits all forms of gender discrimination in schools, including any limits placed on female students who need to express...

CWLC and CCoA Elder Economic Forum: Political, Economic, and Demographic Imapacts on Retirement (2019)

Over the next decade and a half, the number of people in California aged 65 and older will grow by 4 million. We know that our...

CWLC Report: HIV Criminalization and Sex Work in California (2017)

In collaboration with The Williams Institute and the California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Center, CWLC helped bring attention to...