Publications

Civil Legal Aid & A2J Research Summary
Volume 10, Quarter 2 of 2022
Compiled by Zach Newman.

Social Work Practices in California Legal Aid Organizations
MIE Journal, Winter 2021 Edition (2022)
Written by Zach Newman, Senior Attorney at LAAC. Adapted from the original report co-researched and co-written with OneJustice (below).

Civil Legal Aid & A2J Research Summary
Volume 9, Quarter 1 of 2022
Compiled by Zach Newman.

Civil Legal Aid & A2J Research Summary
Volume 8, Quarter 4 of 2021
Compiled by Zach Newman.

Civil Legal Aid & A2J Research Summary
Volume 7, Quarter 3 of 2021
Compiled by Zach Newman.

Civil Legal Aid Research Summary
Volume 6, Quarter 2 of 2021
Compiled by Zach Newman.

Civil Legal Aid Research Summary
Volume 5, Quarter 1 of 2021
Compiled by Zach Newman.

2021 Legal Services Technology Community Inventory Report
October 2021
Compiled by Alison Corn, Legal Design Attorney at LAAC.

Civil Legal Aid Research Summary
Volume 4, Quarter 4 of 2020
Compiled by Zach Newman.

Civil Legal Aid Research Summary
Volume 3, Quarter 3 of 2020
Compiled by Zach Newman.

Civil Legal Aid Research Summary
Volume 2, Quarter 2 of 2020
Compiled by Zach Newman.

Civil Legal Aid Research Summary
Volume 1, Quarter 1 of 2020
Compiled by Zach Newman.

Justice at Risk: Recruitment and Retention Report
January 2020
LAAC commissioned this report, written by Kelly Carmody of Carmody and Associates. Zach Newman was a Researcher and Contributing Report Author.

Social Work and Legal Services Integrating Disciplines: Lessons from the Field
Summer 2011
LAAC commissioned this report, written by Thea Zajac, a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley School of Social Welfare. Salena Copeland, Sydney Howe, and Denise Watt of LAAC provided support.

Shaping the Future of Justice: Effective Recruitment and Retention of Civil Legal Aid Attorneys in California
April 2010
LAAC commissioned this report, written by Kelly Carmody of Carmody and Associates.

Needs Assessment: Assessing the Legal Needs of California’s Elders
2010
LAAC commissioned this report, written by R. Ruth Linden, PhD.

Assessing the Needs of California’s Legal Services System to Meet the Needs of Older Californians
2010
This report was prepared by LAAC as part of a Federal Model Approaches Grant from the Administration on Aging.

Collaborative Publications 

Status Update: Language Access and Language Justice in California Legal Aid
April 2022
The California Access to Justice Commission (CalATJ), with LAAC. Zach Newman was the primary researcher and author.

Social Work Practices in California Legal Aid Organizations
April 2021
Co-researched and written by LAAC and OneJustice.

Health Equity and Rural Attorney Deserts
Part VI of the Rural Justice Policy Paper Series, April 2021
CalATJ commissioned this report and Zach Newman was the primary author, with Professor Lisa Pruitt serving as editor of the Series.

California’s Attorney Deserts, Social Determinants of Health, and COVID-19
Part V of the Rural Justice Policy Paper Series, September 2020
CalATJ commissioned this report and Zach Newman was the primary author, with Professor Pruitt serving as editor of the Series.

The Role of Technology in Enhancing Rural Access to Justice
Part IV of the Rural Justice Policy Paper Series, June 2020
CalATJ commissioned this report and Zach Newman was the primary co-author with Professor Lisa Pruitt.

Remote Hearings and Access to Justice During COVID-19 and Beyond
May 2020
CalATJ commissioned this report and Zach Newman assisted with drafting and research.

California’s Rural Housing Crisis: The Access to Justice Implications
Part III of the Rural Justice Policy Paper Series, December 2019
CalATJ commissioned this report and Zach Newman assisted with drafting and research.

California’s Attorney Deserts: Access to Justice Implications of the Rural Lawyer Shortage
Part II of the Rural Justice Policy Paper Series, July 2019
CalATJ commissioned this report and Zach Newman assisted with drafting and research.

Disasters in Rural California: The Impact on Access to Justice
Part I of the Rural Justice Policy Paper Series, July 2019
CalATJ commissioned this report and Zach Newman assisted with drafting and research.

Improving Civil Justice in Rural California
September 2010
CalATJ commissioned this report to raise awareness of the justice gap in the rural areas of California, and LAAC Executive Director Salena Copeland served on the Rural Task Force that created the publication.

And Justice for All
1996
The State Bar of California published this report in 1996. Members of LAAC’s Board of Directors and others who governed LAAC at the time contributed to the report.