CLA, in partnership with Legal Aid Association of California, and in collaboration with the newly independent California Access to Justice Commission, hosted two convening meetings on September 11. These convenings are part of CLA’s Access to Justice Initiative and bring together legal services providers (independent and bar sponsored), legislative staff, other key policy stakeholders and funders to map issues and increase collaboration.
The focus on the morning discussion was on critical issues around the anticipated eviction tsunami, AB 3088 and the challenges of competing city, county, statewide, city, county and national (CDC) guidance. The afternoon session addressed the challenges of serving already vulnerable populations (seniors experiencing elder abuse and victims of domestic violence) during a pandemic.
Over 45 legal services providers, bar association and legislative staff attended the discussions. For more information about CLA’s Access to Justice Initiative, please reach out to Ellen.Miller@calawyers.org. To volunteer and help those impacted by evictions, domestic violence or a myriad of other pandemic related issues, please go to: https://calawyers.org/cla/volunteer-opportunities/