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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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Executive Director’s Blog, April/May 2021
4 May 2021

My thoughts are with the families of Daunte Wright, Ma’Khia Bryant, Alex Toledo, Mario Gonzalez, Iremamber Sykap, and the countless others who have lost loved ones to state violence. As we at Bay Area Legal Aid hold the violence and grief of this past month, we also hold the knowledge and commitment to playing our …

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BayLegal’s Stimulus Payment/Tax Facilitation Clinics
4 May 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, BayLegal’s Economic Impact Payment (EIP) team has worked to connect low- and very low-income Bay Area residents with economic impact payments (“stimulus payments”) as a critical part of our broader work to ensure access to income supports and public benefits programs. As with other public benefits, the individuals and communities in …

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Jia Min Cheng Discusses BayLegal’s Medical-Legal Partnership on Heath Strategies Radio
22 April 2021

Former BayLegal senior staff attorney Jia Min Cheng was interviewed about BayLegal’s Medical-Legal Partnership with the Community Health Center Network on the Health Strategies Radio podcast, a podcast hosted by the California Healthcare Foundation. She discussed how the these types of partnerships integrate lawyers into healthcare settings to address the structural issues that impact patients. …

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