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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A Holistic Model for Serving Low-Income Immigrant Survivors
19 September 2019

The September 2019 issue of Contra Costa Lawyer features an article co-authored by Mélody Saint-Saëns, Immigration Regional Counsel at BayLegal, and Juliana Morgan-Trostle, Equal Justice Works Fellow (sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP), regarding the importance of a comprehensive approach to legal services for low-income immigrant survivors of interpersonal violence. Our immigrant clients include survivors of …

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BayLegal Attorney Explains Why Communities Need Not Fear the 2020 Census
19 September 2019

In a September 18, 2019 segment on Univisión 14, BayLegal attorney Jessica Jenkins explained to Spanish-speaking viewers why participation in the 2020 United States Census is important: “Es muy importante que todos participan in el censo para que sean contados. Con esa información el gobierno da nuestros ciudades recursos importantes para nuestros escuelas, y otros …

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Raising Up Voices Impacted by Investment in Civil Legal Aid
4 September 2019

Last month, Executive Director Genevieve Richardson introduced Skyler M. Rosellini, Staff Attorney with our Health Consumer Center (HCC) and his inspiring client, Álida Pepper, to an audience gathered to recognize the importance of investment in civil legal aid—and the need for more. The event was hosted by the American Bar Association at their annual meeting …

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