LAAC watches the California legislature for bills that impact legal aid and low-income Californians. When it comes to legislative advocacy, we both take a position on bills ourselves and also engage and coordinate our members to take positions on bills too.

If you work at an LSC-funded program, as a reminder, staff is prohibited from lobbying a legislator without a specific invitation to comment from that legislator. Many legislators have requested comments from LSC-funded programs, and LAAC tracks all legislator letters requesting information, to the best of LAAC’s knowledge. If you have any questions, please contact LAAC’s Senior Attorney, Zach Newman, at znewman@laaconline.org

If you want help or have questions about how you can engage in legislative advocacy, we are happy to help. Please contact LAAC’s Directing Attorney, Lorin Kline, at lkline@laaconline.org.

LAAC Supported Bills

LAAC Watched Bills

Other Resources

LAAC recommends resources from the following organizations and agencies.

Find out about current and relevant California legislation is the California Association of Nonprofits’ legislation tracker.

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform CANHR has updates in its e-newsletter and on its website.

Center for Elder Abuse and Neglect at the University of California, Irvine published an issue brief on elder abuse and related legislation.

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence CPEDV tracks California legislation on its website and offers fact sheets and its position on bills.

Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law has updates for both California and federal bills.

Disability Rights California has legislative recommendations on issues affecting people with disabilities.

Judicial Branch of California, Office of Governmental Affairs, has updates on court-related legislation.

Western Center on Law and Poverty Western Center’s legislative blog has great resources and updates on both California and federal legislation.