BayLegal’s mission is to provide meaningful access to the civil justice system through quality legal assistance regardless of a client’s location, language or disability.


Feature 1 – Healthcare and Safety Net


cases helping individuals and families remove barriers to healthcare, health coverage, and critical safety net programs, with more than $12.8 million in direct economic benefits.

Feature 2 – Housing


cases standing with low-income families who pushed back against escalating eviction, displacement, and housing discrimination—stabilizing communities and securing more than $7 million in benefits for our clients.

Feature 3 – Total served


clients and their children served—with an additional 73,000+ who benefited from legal clinics, referrals, training, outreach and information services.

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Victory! San Mateo Ends Collection of Illegal Court Fees that Penalize Poverty; Settlement Talks With California’s Statewide Judicial Council Continue
18 November 2022

Bay Area Legal Aid, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California, and the law firm of Fenwick & West LLP, are celebrating a significant victory this week in our ongoing litigation against the Judicial Council of California and the San Mateo Superior Court. In …

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Honoring and Supporting Veterans at BayLegal
10 November 2022

Bay Area Legal Aid’s offices will close this Friday, November 11th, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. We take this opportunity to reflect on the necessity of our work and that of our partner firms and organizations to address the civil legal needs of veterans, who continue to be more vulnerable to disconnection from …

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Observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month
20 October 2022

Bay Area Legal Aid recognizes October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We join with our partner agencies, advocates, survivors and their allies in seeing this month as an opportunity to increase public focus and support for more and better resources to support survivors and their children and families in navigating both short-term needs for safety, …

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