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 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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Congratulations to BayLegal DEI Manager Mynesha Whyte!
21 October 2021

BayLegal is happy to share the exciting news that DEI Manager Mynesha Whyte has received the “Leader of Tomorrow” award from the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA). This very special honor recognizes Mynesha’s depth of commitment and intention within a dance therapy approach characterized by trauma-informed practices and used as a healing resource for anti-racist …

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BayLegal publishes our 2019 & 2020 annual report
8 October 2021

Dear Partners in Justice, Bay Area Legal Aid is proud to present our 2019 & 2020 Biennial Report. It would require a much longer publication to adequately detail the contributions over those two years of all our practice units, multidisciplinary projects, litigation and advocacy initiatives, and partnerships with other legal services firms and community organizations. …

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Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day!
8 October 2021

On the second Monday of October, BayLegal stands with the growing number of cities, municipalities, states, and organizations that have begun to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day.  On this day we celebrate the resiliency, spirit, and presence of Indigenous People across the lands as opposed to celebrating an agent of colonization and genocide, …

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