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People received legal advice and representation to access healthcare and crucial safety net benefits.

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Clients and their children found resources and representation to fight back against housing discrimination and eviction.

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Victims of violence and their children escaped intimate partner abuse and were awarded more than $5 million in present and future support orders.

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Relieving Traffic Debt, Removing Barriers to Housing and Stability
6 December 2021

Congratulations to BayLegal Senior Staff Attorney Andrea Crider and her client, who just secured $48,000 in traffic debt relief through BayLegal’s representation in Contra Costa County Homeless Court. Andrea reports that over the course of extensive advocacy in homeless court and traffic court, this is the largest amount of debt she has seen relieved for …

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BayLegal Statement on the Verdict in the Rittenhouse Trial
19 November 2021

Today’s verdict in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse repeats a far too familiar pattern in which paramilitary violence directed against Black people struggling for liberation and their allies operates with state sanction. At Bay Area Legal Aid, we stand in the firm conviction that regardless of the outcome of this case, non-state racial terror cannot …

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