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!