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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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California Discharges $500 Million in Illegal Court Fees in Response to Litigation, but Lawsuit Against the Courts Will Press On
1 July 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 1, 2022 PRESS CONTACT Joe Rivano Barros, joe@theworkeragency.com, 510-798-0730 CALIFORNIA DISCHARGES $500 MILLION IN ILLEGAL COURT FEES IN RESPONSE TO LITIGATION, BUT LAWSUIT AGAINST THE COURTS WILL PRESS ON The Governor agreed on major relief, but ultimately failed to eliminate the needless court fee, known as the “civil assessment,” that …

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Observing and Celebrating Juneteenth at BayLegal
17 June 2022

On the eve of Juneteenth 2022, which we will observe on Monday June 20th, 2022, we pause and reflect on the significance this holiday holds for our organization, our communities and each of us individually. On June 19th, 1865, over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, a community of enslaved African Americans in …

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Bay Area Toll Authority Oversight Committee approves plan for DMV liens on vehicle registrations for unpaid bridge tolls and late fees
9 June 2022

On June 8th, Bay Area News Group publications ran a story by Eliyahu Kamisher, detailing the plan by the Bay Area Toll Authority Oversight Committee to authorize DMV liens on vehicle registrations for drivers with unpaid bridge tolls and late fees. BayLegal attorneys Ocean Mottley and Rachel Hoerger, quoted in the story, point out the …

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