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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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BayLegal and Our Legal Aid Colleagues Call for Lawmakers to Establish Safe, Equitable, and Consistent Pandemic Response in California’s Courts
26 February 2021

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Bay Area Legal Aid has advocated within county superior court systems in our own direct service area, and on a statewide level in support of clear, equitable, and science-supported safeguards against the spread of  Covid-19 in the courts. On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, BayLegal Executive Director Genevieve Richardson joined our legal …

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Happy Lunar New Year & our Solidarity with AAPI Communities
12 February 2021

Dear friends of Bay Area Legal Aid, Today Bay Area Legal Aid celebrates the Lunar New Year along with many of our AAPI communities for whom this holiday is such a significant occasion. We extend our wishes for a safe, happy, and thriving New Year to our colleagues, partners, and the AAPI communities with whom …

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SB 91 Extends State Eviction Protections
10 February 2021

As of February 1st, the new law SB 91 temporarily extends California’s state-wide eviction protections, including protection eviction for nonpayment of rent and preservation of just-cause rights, to all  covered tenants until July 1, 2021. Tenants must still pay at least 25% of their rent during this extended repayment period through June 30, 2021. A …

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