DCSS folds on overpayments

The Department of Child Care Services agreed to “suspend indefinitely” their Notices of Action to custodial parents regarding “voluntary” collection of overpayments. State law does not provide for any collection of excess child support issued to custodial parents. They also…

Instant maps for every U.S. census tract

Instant maps for every U.S. census tract

Is your neighborhood gentrifying?  Are there enough public school kids in your neighborhood to sustain the local elementary school?  It seems everyone, not just mappers, is abuzz about the new mapping tool based on 2005-2009 American Community Survey (Census) data…

Access To Justice In U.S. At Third-World Levels

The World Justice Project‘s new “Rule of Law Index,” a world-wide survey, ranks the United States lowest among 11 developed nations when it comes to providing access to justice to its citizens — and lower than some third-world nations in…

Access Commission publishes Rural Access Report

The California Commission on Access to Justice this week released its newest report, Improving Civil Justice in Rural California, prepared by the Commission’s Rural Advisory Committee. Herb Whitaker, Managing Attorney of the LSNC Auburn Office, was the Committee Co-chair; Gary…

Webcast on HUD LGBT Discrimination

You can catch the HUD webinar on Assessing Allegations of LGBT Housing Discrimination.  Learn about the Guidance Memo on this issue, LGBT cultural competency, legal underpinnings, and more.

Lump Sum Awards – A Blessing and a Curse

While most plaintiffs would be thrilled to receive a large lump sum settlement to compensate them for some injury of significant loss, low income people who rely upon public benefits due to advanced age, disability or other hardships find that…

Census Bureau Confirms Growth of Poverty Population

In a report released this month, the US Census Bureau reports that the poverty rate in the United States rose more than a percentage point last year, from 13.2% in 2008 to 14.3% in 2009.  This increase continues a trend…

LSNC headlines Cal Bar newsletter

The first two headline items in the September 2010 issue of the State Bar of California Office of Legal Services monthly newsletter feature the exceptional work of prominent LSNC advocates. The first item draws attention to the Rural Justice Report…

Patience, grasshopper

We are still in the process of making several major changes “under the hood” here at LSNC.net, so we are again compelled to ask for your patience as we re-tool things and make fixes for various parts of the site…

We’re making changes to LSNC.net

There likely will be a few interruptions and disruptions of service at all the LSNC.net sites over the next few days, starting this Friday and over the coming weekend – August 20-22. As the first step in a series of…