Family Law Attorney (Temporary) – San Francisco County

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Are you interested in using your legal skills to help address interpersonal violence, income inequality, social justice, and ensure low-income families maintain stability and are able to remain in San Francisco?  Join BayLegal’s dynamic Domestic Violence Prevention Family Law Practice! Organization Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) ensures fairness in the civil justice system for the …

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Social Work Manager – Oakland

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BayLegal seeks an experienced Social Worker to help lead our dynamic social work practice – collaborating with our legal teams to help clients stay engaged during the legal process and gain safety, housing stability, financial independence, and healthcare; building connections in the community to promote the health and safety of low-income clients and client communities …

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BayLegal at the ABA Annual Meeting and LSC Forum

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BayLegal staff, board and clients are participating in several panels, discussions and events at the American Bar Association (ABA) Annual meeting in San Francisco this Friday, August 9th. These include  Increasing Access to Legal Services for Those Experiencing Housing Instability in Contra Costa County, co-presented by the ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty and BayLegal. …

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2017-18 Annual Report (updated)

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Our Shared Accomplishments for Equal Justice Our 2017-18 Annual Report tells the story of the scope, depth, and commitment of our work for equal justice: the hundreds of thousands of lives changed through BayLegal’s representation and our impact strategies; the lasting victories for fair housing, healthcare access, family safety and stability, and a functioning social …

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Bay Area Legal Aid files lawsuit to compel San Francisco Police Department to comply with the law and protect survivors of domestic violence

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UPDATED May 16, 2019: Since our filing, we have seen significant coverage of this critical issue for survivors’ legal rights in Bay Area media. Stories filed to date include: “SFPD’s Non-Compliance Means Life or Death for Domestic Violence Survivors,” Ida Mojadad in SF Weekly, May 16, 2019 “Domestic violence survivors sue SFPD over alleged foot-dragging …

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Lawsuit Results in a Fair Chance for Job Seekers

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West Contra Costa Unified School District settles hiring case, gives a fair chance to job applicants with prior convictions   May 8, 2019 (Richmond, California) – Bay Area Legal Aid and the Impact Fund have together reached a landmark settlement with West Contra Costa Unified School District, on behalf of clients The Safe Return Project …

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BayLegal’s Bob Capistrano receives 2019 LAAC Award of Merit

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This month, BayLegal’s Bob Capistrano has been honored with the LAAC (Legal Aid Association of California) 2019 Award of Merit for Outstanding Legal Services Attorney. The award honors those who have demonstrated commitment to the delivery of legal services to the poor, litigated cases that had a significant impact on legal services clients, and worked …

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Law Rocks San Francisco: Fun and Fundraising for BayLegal

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  7th Annual Law Rocks San Francisco – come out Thursday, April 25th for great music in support of BayLegal – Law Rocks San Francisco is happening next Thursday evening, and promises to be both a fun night out and a great fundraising and friend-raising opportunity for BayLegal. For those who haven’t attended or heard about it …

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Pro Bono Opportunity – Consumer Rights

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Pro Bono Opportunity *MCLE Credit Available* Join Bay Area Legal Aid, Community Action Marin, Legal Aid of Marin, SparkPoint Marin, and the Marin Pro Bono Network at the offices of Keegin Harrison LLP on June 12th, for a pro bono training focused on consumer rights, then help make our consumer legal clinic in San Rafael …

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Learn About Tenants’ Rights

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Learn About Tenant Rights Friday, April 26, 2019 10 am-12 pm Berkeley Public Library – Tarea Hall Pittman South Branch Meeting Room 1901 Russell St. (at MLK) Berkeley, CA 94703 An attorney from Bay Area Legal Aid will present legal information on the following topics: Rights and responsibilities of tenants Eviction procedures and rights Housing …

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Steve Ronfeldt

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BayLegal mourns the passing of our dear friend Steve Ronfeldt, who died last weekend. Steve was a tremendous person, an extraordinary advocate, a mentor, and true friend. Steve devoted his entire life and career – more than fifty years – to legal services. Right out of law school he started work at Legal Aid; he went …

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