If ALJs had trading cards…

These statistics would be printed on the back. The Social Security Administration recently posted data on the decisions issued by its administrative law judges for the fiscal year 2010. The report shows many ALJs disposing of more than 450 cases…

ADA Health Care Access Guidance

The Civil Rights Division of the DOJ and HHS have jointly released Access to Medical Care for Persons with Mobility Disabilities, a technical assistance document designed to assist medical providers in understanding how the ADA and Section 504 of the…

LAAC Retention and Recruitment Report

This has already been widely circulated within the California legal services community, but is undoubtedly of interest to legal services programs elsewhere — Shaping the Future of Justice: Effective Recruitment and Retention of Civil Legal Aid Attorneys in California, a…

HUD issues guidance on LGBT housing discrimination

On July 1, HUD issued a guidance on housing discrimination against Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender individuals and families. While acknowledging that that the federal Fair Housing Act does not specifically include sexual orientation or gender identity as prohibited bases…

LSNC stops Sacramento County health care reductions

On July 1, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Allen Sumner issued a temporary restraining order [enter case number “80000580” to view] preventing Sacramento County from making draconian reductions in services for patients of the county indigent health system. These reductions would…