OUR MISSION

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.

OUR 2018 IMPACT

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8,500+

People received legal advice and representation to access healthcare and crucial safety net benefits.

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10,000+

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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5,000+

Victims of violence and their children escaped intimate partner abuse and were awarded more than $6.6 million in present and future support orders.

This success is only possible with your support. DONATE TODAY

Announcing BayLegal’s 20th Anniversary Storytelling Project!
3 February 2020

Dear friend of Bay Area Legal Aid, 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal): twenty years as the largest regional civil legal services firm serving low-income individuals and families in the San Francisco Bay Area; twenty years of building upon the hallowed words and actions of our founders, and our anti-poverty …

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Call for Participation: February 2020
3 February 2020

This Black History Month, it is more important than ever to examine the intersection of racial injustice with our work. We will be dedicating the entirety of the February newsletter to exploring the history and continued commitment to racial equity and addressing the inextricable link between poverty and racism. We’d love to hear from everyone …

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Farewell and Best Wishes to Jim Sandman
3 February 2020

On January 21, 2020, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) announced that Jim Sandman would be stepping down after serving as LSC president for over nine years. BayLegal sends its gratitude to Jim for his steadfast leadership, which has ensured the continuation of our work—and the work of our sister legal aid agencies—in our low-income communities. We are …

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