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.
Organization Website

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.


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