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The Impact Fund is Still Accepting Applications for Our 2014 Class Action Training Institute: Deadline Friday, August 1

Once again, the Impact Fund will be offering its three-day intensive Class Action Litigation Training Institute. The course allows a small group of students to take a class action case from the initial client meeting to a mediated settlement, using a hypothetical class action case file and mock exercises. For California Bar members, MCLE credit will be available.


Summer is Here! Now Announcing The Impact Fund's Summer 2014 Webinar Training Series

This summer, the Impact Fund will host three exciting webinars that will address a range of current issues in class action litigation. Topics include: A Beginner's Guide to Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions; Cy Pres in Class Action Settlements: How to Do It Right and Benefit Legal Services; and California Class Action Update.


Impact Fund Grant Recipient Tackles a Hot Topic in Criminal Law: Criminal Justice Debt

Criminal justice debt is a huge problem for the overwhelmingly indigent population of the United States criminal justice system. In Texas, state law is riddled with “user fees” that attempt to impose the cost of the criminal justice system on people accused of and convicted of criminal offenses. Texas Fair Defense Project works to overturn or limit fees that can drag defendants into an unending cycle of debt and poverty.


Check out our Summer 2014 Newsletter!



The Impact Fund is Now Seeking a Fellowship Candidate for the Fall 2014 Application Cycle

Fellows spend one or two years on staff learning the art and science of impact litigation. We are looking for a fellowship candidate to begin in Fall 2015. The Impact Fund will work with the candidate to apply for funding through the Skadden Foundation, Equal Justice Works, and internally-funded law school fellowships.


District Court Grants Final Approval of Proposed Settlement in Costco Gender Discrimination Class Action

On May 27, 2014, the district court granted final approval of the parties’ proposed class action settlement. Class members have until July 26, 2014 to file settlement claims. If you are a member of the class and have questions, visit or call 1-866-501-2300.