Founded in 1989, CWLC is the first law center in California solely dedicated to addressing the comprehensive and unique legal needs of women and girls. HQ in El Segundo.
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Twitter: @CWLC_la
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Primary geographic focus: California Statewide
Organization Type: Provider
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: IOLTA-Funded, IOLTA Support Centers
Tags: Veterans, Women
Acronym or short name: CWLC

Since its founding in 1989, the California Women’s Law Center (CWLC) has served as a unique advocate in California, working in collaboration with others to protect, secure, and advance the comprehensive civil rights of women and girls. CWLC prides itself on forging novel approaches to the problems that confront women and girls, proposing unique strategies to implement those approaches, and recasting issues in new terms.

CWLC breaks down barriers and advances the potential of women and girls through transformative litigation, policy advocacy and education.

CWLC is the first law center in California solely dedicated to addressing the comprehensive and unique legal needs of women and girls, and the organization offers unparalleled expertise in women’s legal issues and effective strategies to protect and advance women’s rights. By focusing on gender discrimination, violence against women, women’s health, and reproductive justice, CWLC dedicates its resources to making the constitutional promise of equality a reality and to protecting the rights of women and girls every day.

California Women’s Law Center (CWLC)


LAAC Member Story

California Women’s Law Center (CWLC) sponsors distinguished guest speaker series

California Women’s Law Center (CWLC)
September 3, 2015
Event at Feminist Majority Foundation Sep 2, 2015 looked at California’s corrections system and the unique needs of incarcerated women and girls.


The Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students and Employees at CA Schools

Jul 31, 2018
This webinar will discuss the rights of pregnant and parenting employees and students in California’s schools, including an overview of pregnancy leave rights and legally required accommodations for pregnancy and lactation.
MCLE: 1 hour

Creating a Level Playing Field for Girls: Title IX Athletics in Schools and Beyond

Oct 25, 2018
A training on the legal requirements mandating equity for girls playing sports in high school and at youth parks and recreation facilities in California.
MCLE: 1 hour

Raising The Grade for Breastfeeding Access in CA Schools: A Primer on the Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students & Employees

Feb 25, 2021
MCLE: 1 hour

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: A Legal Primer and Challenges Ahead

Apr 29, 2021
MCLE: 2.0 hours

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders: A Follow Up on the Challenges Ahead

Jul 8, 2021
MCLE: 1 hour

The Future of Title IX


Teen Dating Violence: Detect, Address and Prevent

Jul 27, 2017
Join us for an informational webinar discussing the problem of teen dating, the current federal, state, and local legislation addressing teen dating violence, and what further steps can and should be taken to combat teen dating violence.
MCLE: 1 hour

A Level Playing Field: Title IX and Gender Equity in K-12 Athletics

May 10, 2017
We invite you to join us for an informational training webinar to learn about Title IX and other laws that apply to equality in athletics at K-12 schools.
MCLE: 1 hour

The Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students Under Title IX and California Law

Apr 18, 2017
Under Title IX and California law, pregnant students are protected from discrimination and schools are required to provide accommodations to these students so that they can remain full participants in and receive the full benefits of their education.
MCLE: 1 hour

Breastfeeding Rights in California Schools

Nov 9, 2016
This training discusses the lactation rights of pregnant and parenting teens as well as employees in California schools.
MCLE: 1 hour

Equal Pay in California: Your Right to Pay Equity in the Workplace

Oct 12, 2016
During this webinar, members of the California Fair Pay Collaborative will provide participants with data about the wage gap and the importance of this issue especially for low-income Californians, information about the rights workers have under California’s equal pay law, how to spot a violation of those rights, and what to do to remedy violations.
MCLE: 1 hour

S.T.O.P. Teen Dating Violence

Oct 26, 2015
Discusses the legal responsibilities schools have to address teen dating violence.

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