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Legal Rights & Responsibilities & Employment Practices (2016)

WCW published the handbook, The Legal Rights of Women in Wyoming, explaining basic legal concepts and identifying key legal rights and responsibilities. WCW also partners with Wyoming's Governor and the Wyoming Women's Foundation to arrange annual Equal Pay Day Proclamations and shares information on current events on our Facebook page.

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The Legal Rights of Women in Wyoming (2011-2016 update)

Updates to the legal handbook for women, which contains information about legal topics relevant to women, children and families in Wyoming.

Legal Handbook for Women (2008, second edition)

A handbook for women, which contains information about legal topics relevant to women, children and families in Wyoming. The topics include Wills, Adoption, Education, Consumer Protection and Fair Credit, Domestic Relations, Government Benefits, Housing and Property Rights, Insurance, Name Changes, Public Accommodations, Reproductive Rights, and Violence Against Women and Children.


Handbook materials and updates are completed by Dona Playton, lecturer for the University of Wyoming College of Law, director for the Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Program, and supervising attorney for the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, in association with the Coalition.

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