July 11, 2022
1. Reproductive Health Legal Assistance Project – Partnering with the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), Lawyers for Good Government (L4GG) is mobilizing attorneys and law students across the country to provide legal guidance to front-line reproductive health care providers. Reproductive health clinicians are forced to make decisions every day with a legal landscape in flux and individual patients in search of essential health care. They need clear, up-to-date legal guidance to understand the shifting landscape and provide evidence-based essential health care to their patients in light of the Dobbs decision and multiplying state-level restrictions on abortion care.
We are seeking lawyers and law students in every state in the country to monitor and report into a national database tracking (1) changes to state and local case law, legislation, and regulations; and (2) information about how restrictions around terminations of pregnancies are being enforced in different jurisdictions.
This database will be used to produce webinars, memos, and other resources for clinicians to help them understand and mitigate legal risks to themselves and their patients. Our goal will be to offer as much information and up-to-date guidance to providers as we can, while recognizing the unavoidable uncertainty that results from a constantly shifting legal landscape.To express interest in volunteering with the project and receive details and more information, please fill out the form on this page https://www.lawyersforgoodgovernment.org/repro-health-lap
2. State Legislative Advocacy Academy – In August 2022, L4GG will be launching the State Legislative Advocacy Academy, a first-of-its-kind training series for lawyers and law students to learn how to use their unique skills and privilege to influence public policy in their home states.
Individuals who complete our 10-part Academy series will have the opportunity to apply to become a part of the L4GG State Advocacy Leadership Program, which will provide ongoing support on specific legislative issues and provide opportunities for collaboration with on-the-ground advocacy groups in your home state.
To express interest in the Academy and receive details and more information, please fill out the form here https://www.lawyersforgoodgovernment.org/academy-interest
Abortion Activist Series (starting July 12th), recruiting volunteers and engagement: https://go.peoplepower.org/signup/abortion-activist
“Repro Justice Lawyering: a virtual panel for summer legal interns everywhere” on July 13 at 12pm PT/3pm ET. The event is co-sponsored by the ACLU Repro Freedom Project at their national office, as well as the national law center. Students can register at www.tinyurl.com/SummerInterns4RJ
* If your school does not have an If/When/How chapter, students can fill out this form to start one: www.tfaforms.com/4960698