Priority Areas

In accordance with federal regulations, the CRLA Board of Directors, Community Committee and staff have set the CRLA program priorities for client representation in the following legal areas:


CRLA provides protection of student's education including: special education protection, unlawful suspensions and expulsions, protection from bullying, LGBT education rights, and right to bi-lingual education.

Employment & Labor

CRLA provides a wide range of employment and labor protection including: minimum wage and overtime claims, working conditions, retaliation, discrimination, sexual harassment, and general employee rights.


CRLA provides a wide range housing protection including: Foreclosure and eviction defense, housing discrimination, sub-standard housing, farmworker housing, lockout and utility shut-offs by landlords, and rent deposit refunds.

Leadership Development

CRLA provides training and leadership promotion in indigenous and low-income communities.

Rural Health

CRLA provides services to ensure access to medical services and ensures that laws related to heat protection, safe water, and increased language access are enforced.


Disclaimer: CRLA offices can differ in the services they provide and the service areas in which they practice. Please contact your local CRLA office for more information about what services are available in your area.


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