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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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KQED reports on civil assessments
9 May 2022

This morning’s KQED Morning Report includes coverage of civil assessments and the advocates who are pushing the Governor to propose their abolition in his May budget revise. As we reported in January, BayLegal has joined ACLU Foundation of Northern California, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, Bay Area Legal Aid, …

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New resources from BayLegal’s Youth Justice team
9 May 2022

BayLegal’s Youth Justice team has added two new resources: RFA Cheat Sheet for for Emergency Placement & Criminal Record Exemptions Know Your Rights! – Consent Be sure to check out the main Youth Justice resource page for these and other materials covering youth interactions with law enforcement, foster care, educational rights and a range of …

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Observing Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) at BayLegal
28 April 2022

BayLegal marks this April 27 – 28 as Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. We share these words from Senior Staff Attorney Jenna Statfeld Harris in the day’s spirit of remembrance, reflection, and commitment to stand with our Jewish colleagues, clients, community members and loved ones, and against genocide and the forces of national, religious, …

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