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.


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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 were able to keep their homes they otherwise would have lost to housing discrimination, illegal evictions or foreclosures.

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Victims of violence and their children escaped intimate partner abuse and were awarded more than $6.6 million in present and future support orders.

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California Courts Suspend Most Evictions During COVID-19 Emergency
7 April 2020

California’s Judicial Council took action yesterday to maintain housing and prevent crowding in our state’s courtrooms during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  The Council’s 11 temporary emergency rules are designed to prevent evictions and foreclosures during the emergency period, to reduce in-person court appearances wherever possible by permitting remote court operations and proceedings, and to …

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Executive Director’s Blog, March 2020
31 March 2020

“History will judge societies and governments and their institutions, not by how big they are or how well they serve the rich and the powerful, but by how effectively they respond to the needs of the poor and the helpless.”  Cesar Chavez Dear friend of BayLegal, I hope this note finds you and your loved …

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