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California kids’ economic health is ranked near last in U.S.

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation study ranked California 49th out of the 50 states—beating out only Mississippi–for indicators of child poverty and the financial instability of families. The report observes that California has shown significant progress in providing access to health care for children, and in reducing child mortality (ranking 14th […]

Clean Slate Clinic

Do you have a criminal record that is creating barriers to employment, education, or housing? Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) provides free legal help to eligible individuals who want assistance cleaning up their criminal records. On July 24, LSNC and El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) CalWORKs Employment Services will host […]

Homelessness in Eureka

In April, the city of Eureka announced plans to forcibly remove over a hundred homeless city residents from a campsite in an unoccupied area within the city limits, and at the time was considering establishing a more permanent “camp” location for such persons (like the “safe ground” concept in Sacramento.) The “safe ground” concept seems […]

Same-Sex Marriage Approved!

In a landmark decision from the US Supreme Court today, Justice Kennedy wrote for the majority, “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners […]

A Right to Fair Housing!

A 5-4 decision authored by Justice Kennedy upheld the decades-long use of “disparate impact” discrimination analysis under the 1968 Fair Housing Act–that is, finding unlawful discrimination against a particular group based on statistical evidence of a significant negative effect or impact upon that group, as opposed to finding actual and specific discriminatory intent by the […]

LSNC helping people with disabilities

California provides the In Home Supportive Services program through Medi-Cal for people with disabilities who need help to take care of personal hygiene and household tasks, such as cooking.  This program also provides protective supervision for people who need a caretaker to stay safe at home.  This allows people with disabilities that impact their judgment, […]

Charity Golf Tournament

Join us Friday, September 25, 2015 for our Charity Golf Tournament at Turkey Creek Golf Club.

#Network4Cause

Join Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) on May 14, 2015 from 5:30-8:00pm and #Network4Cause for a cocktail mixer benefitting our poverty fighting work in the community. The event is hosted by Eric Ratinoff with Kershaw, Cutter and Ratinoff, LLP, in an effort to raise awareness and funding for LSNC important work. #Network4Cause includes: 1. […]

Please give to LSNC on the BIG Day of Giving on May 6th!

Join LSNC and more than 150 communities across the country on May 5, 2015 for one BIG Day of Giving. With the hope of reaching millions of donors and raising over $100 million nationwide, each community will rally support for the vital work of local nonprofits. “As a region, we are coming together to celebrate […]

Sponsor the 12th Annual Valentine Run!

Businesses and law firms from throughout the community are welcome to become Valentine Run/Walk sponsors! Please Download the Sponsorship Brochure. (Please note sponsorship commitments are due by October 31, 2014, for sponsors at or above $ 2,000.  We have extended this deadline to November 10th! Sponsorship of $1,500 are not due until December 31st. (Please see […]