We pursue litigation at the trial and appellate levels, submit and support amicus briefs, and frequently partner with co-counsel to achieve our goals. Our cases reflect a wide range of interconnected issues that CWLC prioritizes, including economic security, Title IX and gender discrimination, sexual assault and harassment, and women’s health.

Litigation is an effective advocacy tool, but going to court can be a long and arduous process. We frequently obtain our objectives through settlement agreements in which the entities involved acknowledge non-compliance and commit to an action plan that will fully implement the law.

Our work in the courts is closely tied to our policy advocacy and public education efforts. After a successful courtroom victory, we educate communities about policy changes and we support related compliance efforts. Working directly with plaintiffs gives us insight into the legal challenges many women face, and we regularly seek legislative relief for reoccurring problems.