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Detroit Public School Students Sue the State of Michigan for Violating their Constitutional Right to Literacy
Lawsuit is unprecedented and aims to confirm a fundamental federal constitutional right to literacy that could help efforts to improve education provided to students in school districts throughout the country
Havasupai Students Sue the U.S. Government for Failure to Provide Equal Educational Opportunity
The suit is the first federal civil rights action ever filed to address a wholesale denial of educational opportunities for both the general education and special education of Native American students.
Ringing in the Season with Hearty Congratulations to Public Counsel's 2016 Pro Bono Award Recipients
Pro Bono Award recipients are an extraordinary group of gifted and dedicated practitioners who have generously donated their time to ensure justice for the most vulnerable in our community. Please join us in congratulating this year's honorees!
Advancing Justice for Women and Girls Thanks to the Generous Support of Audrey Irmas
We know that when we invest in women and girls, it makes our families, our communities and our nation stronger. That’s why tackling the myriad legal challenges facing low-income women and girls is so important.
Gov. Brown Appoints Lisa Jaskol to Los Angeles Superior Court
12-year veteran of Public Counsel created the nation’s first appellate self-help clinic
Historic Class-Action Settlement Will Protect Students from Being Assigned to ''Fake Classes''
California's State Board of Education today approved a settlement in a major education lawsuit brought on behalf of students who lost valuable learning time because they were placed in fake classes that lacked any instructional value.
As DHS Threatens New Raids, Coalition Urges Universal Legal Representation for Detained Immigrants in California
Report highlights dramatic impact of lawyers for detained immigrants and calls for expansion of NYC’s groundbreaking model of universal representation
Landmark Civil Rights Settlement on Behalf of English Learners Affirms State of California Must Ensure Schools Provide English Language Instruction
State agencies agree to establish watchdog system to ensure schools no longer deny English Language instruction to learners, which make up 1/4 of California students
More Press Releases
LA Times: Skid row doctor's care includes finding patients a home
Los Angeles Times
A new County program uses county Department of Health Services money to subsidize rents for the very sick among the county's 39,000 homeless people. Experts call it the nation's most promising initiative to end homelessness.
Los Angeles Times: Activists fear that big-project zoning change would ignore L.A.'s poor
Los Angeles Times
Newly proposed rules meant to smooth the way for vetting big developments in Los Angeles are stirring up alarm among community groups that say the plan doesn't do enough to protect poor households or small businesses from being displaced.
California Health Report: High school students push for playgrounds in small cities southeast of L.A.
California Health Report
A group of high school students from Southeast L.A. County is learning to lobby for green space and greater play opportunities for the area’s youngest children.
Bryan Stevenson accepts Public Counsel's 2016 William O. Douglas Award
John Legend Performs "Redemption Song" & "All of Me" at Public Counsel's 2016 Dinner
John Legend's Encore Performance of "Glory" at Public Counsel's 2016 William O. Douglas Award Dinner
Pomona Homeless Residents Take Action To Stop City's Unlawful Practices
Breaking the Cycle: Mentally Disabled Homeless & The L.A. Jails
Cruz v. California: Meaningful Learning Time for California’s Students
Trauma & Learning: A Public Health Crisis
Eva Longoria salutes Public Counsel and Dolores Huerta
Oprah Winfrey Celebrates Elie Wiesel at the William O. Douglas Award
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