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What Viking River Cruises v. Moriana Means for California Workers

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If employers want to avoid the burden of defending class actions and representative actions, the answer is simple: obey the law.

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A Message from CRLA's Board Chair

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Next steps for the leadership transition at CRLA.

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The next phase of my justice journey

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After 38 years serving as Executive Director, I'm passing the baton to the next generation of leadership at California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.

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What Has Changed

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Robb Elementary School is so much like many of the small-town schools in our rural service areas. We each decide what we do, in the smallest of ways. But to do nothing is not a way to respect life.

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Advocates Reach Agreement with CA Employment Development Department to Expand Language Access

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Language access improvements implemented through 2024 ensure EDD upholds Californians’ civil rights and embraces communities’ vast language abilities

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Judge Allows Unhoused Residents’ Civil Rights Lawsuit Against City of San Luis Obispo to Proceed

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA—Federal Judge Cormac J. Carney resoundingly rejected the City of San Luis Obispo’s motion to dismiss, allowing a case brought by unhoused residents and Hope’s Village SLO challenging the City’s pervasive and consistent practice of citing, fining, arresting, and moving unhoused people to move forward.

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U.S. Dept. of Education Opens Investigation Against Paso Robles School District for Discriminatory Treatment of Latinx and Limited English Proficient Parents

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The Office for Civil Rights will examine allegations of discriminatory treatment of Latinx and Limited English Proficient (LEP) parents and community members for being barred from meaningful participation in school board meetings due to the District’s failure to provide qualified, trained interpreters at meetings in a district where 35% of all students come from homes where Spanish is the primary language.

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California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. Awarded Shartsis Friese LLP Public Interest Fellowship

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Social justice attorney Stephen Zollman to join CRLA’s Santa Rosa office

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Cruz Reynoso: A Life Committed to Justice

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CRLA, Inc. Executive Director Jose Padilla shared this reflection following news of the May 7, 2021 death of the Honorable Cruz Reynoso, former Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court, law professor, and CRLA Executive Director from 1969-1972.

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The impact of COVID-19 on housing

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This resources below can help you understand your legal rights during the COVID-19 crisis.

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