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What’s New at WomensLaw?

WomensLaw staff is constantly updating the “plain language” legal information and resources on In addition to making sure that the existing information is up-to-date, staff also adds new information on a regular basis.

What’s new:

  • May 2021

    We added three courthouses to our Minnesota Courthouse Locations page and updated information for an additional 86 courthouses.

  • May 2021

    We updated eight resources in our Arkansas Local Programs page.

  • May 2021

    We added the county designation for 224 listings in our Places that Help section for local programs and legal assistance organizations. This allows users to sort listings by county instead of by town, so they don’t miss resources that are located in another town but serve people in their town.

  • June 2021

    On our California Domestic Violence Restraining Orders page, based on changes to the law, we updated What if the abuser violates the order? to include information about probation or a conditional sentence as a possible punishment, as well as the increased penalties for multiple violations. We also updated What is the legal definition of domestic violence in California? to expand upon the definition for disturbing one’s peace and coercive control. Changes made in English.

  • June 2021

    Based on updates to the laws, we revised 5 questions and added 1 new question on our California Gun Violence Restraining Orders page. Changes made in English; Spanish coming soon!

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