Announcing BayLegal’s 2023 Annual Report

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Dear BayLegal friends, Thank you for your continued partnership and support in the fight against poverty and the pursuit of justice! For our 2023 Annual Report we have chosen to share stories that highlight one of our core goals – to pursue the most effective legal advocacy for each of our individual clients, who are …

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Update on BayLegal’s 2024 Needs Assessment Report

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BayLegal wants to express its gratitude to everyone who has taken part in our 2024 Client Needs Assessment Survey process.  Nearly 800 community members and close to 90 community agencies responded to the survey.  This provides us with a wealth of information regarding the most pressing legal needs and available resources for clients in the …

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Celebrating a Victory for Survivors of Domestic Violence

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BayLegal today joins Texas Advocacy Project and a nationwide coalition of legal aid firms and survivors’ advocacy organizations in applauding today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in US v. Rahimi. The court’s ruling upholds the constitutionality of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(8), which prohibits individuals subject to domestic-violence protective orders from possessing firearms. We are proud to have …

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BayLegal at the Oakland Community Block Party | BayLegal en la Comunidad de Oakland Fiesta del Barrio

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BayLegal’s Youth Justice team at the Oakland Community Block Party this Saturday Join attorneys and youth advocates from BayLegal’s Youth Justice team at the 5th Oakland Community Block Party, presented by Alameda County Public Defenders and featuring live music, great food, community-building and a variety of resources. 🗓️ Save the date: April 20, 2024 🕚 …

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Join BayLegal at El Tímpano’s resource fair | Únase a BayLegal en la feria de recursos de El Tímpano

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This Saturday: El Tímpano’s Resource Fair Are you looking for resources and services in Spanish in the Bay Area? Join BayLegal and other community organizations at @El Tímpano’s Feria de Recursos. Get to know local organizations that provide support to immigrants in areas like health, immigration, housing, and more. Come with the whole family and celebrate …

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BayLegal’s new Director of Litigation — Brenda Adams

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We are excited to announce that Brenda Star Adams has joined BayLegal as our Director of Litigation. Brenda previously worked for BayLegal in our inter-personal violence prevention team handling family law and immigration cases, and before that she was a housing litigator with the Eviction Defense Center.  Since leaving BayLegal, she worked for Equal Rights …

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Here’s the T: Trans Visibility — an event co-sponsored by Bay Area Legal Aid

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We invite you to join BayLegal and our co-sponsors at the San Francisco Public Library’s Koret Auditorium for a panel discussion on the legal and policy barriers and challenges facing trans people in education, healthcare access, public participation and civil rights. Participants will include youth activists, public officials and legal professionals. BayLegal is proud to …

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Legal clinic resources for Contra Costa County!

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In-person Housing Rights and Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinics Contra Costa County residents: BayLegal has updated our information on our Contra Costa Domestic Violence Restraining Order legal clinics, available in both remote formats and in-person hosted by a community partner organization. We have also added in-person Housing Rights clinics at our Contra Costa County office …

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Bay Area Legal Aid Secures Statewide Injunction Against Achievable Solutions, Inc. (ASI) in Landmark Fraudulent Debt Collection Case

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BAY AREA LEGAL AID MEDIA CONTACT Taylor Brady tbrady@baylegal.org (510) 250-5234   Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) Secures Statewide Injunction Against Achievable Solutions, Inc. (ASI) in Landmark Fraudulent Debt Collection Case Oakland, California, December 4, 2023— Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) achieved a significant legal victory in its claims against Achievable Solutions, …

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Information and Resources for Consumers Harmed by the Practices of Achievable Solutions, et al

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Injunction The court-ordered injunction in Bay Area Legal Aid v. Achievable Solutions, et al. (Alameda County Superior Court Case No. 22CV008464) is described in detail below and a copy of the injunction is available at the bottom of the page. Please note that this court order does not in any way limit the ability of …

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Derechos para inquilinos in Contra Costa (Facebook Live en español)

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Derechos para inquilinos en Contra Costa Presentado por El Tímpano y coorganizado por Bay Area Legal Aid una conversación con Alejandra Perez Orozco, Abogado de vivienda de Bay Area Legal Aid Hablaremos sobre las leyes locales y estatales y compartiremos recursos de organizaciones locales que ofrecen ayuda legal y fondos de asistencia económica. 13 de …

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Get a refund for bills from Santa Clara Valley Medical Center—ACT NOW!

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Our colleagues at the Western Center on Law and Poverty (WCLP) recently settled a lawsuit against the County of Santa Clara related to notices and implementation of their charity care policy. The settlement requires the County to review bills that were sent to collections between October 28, 2018 and December 31, 2021.  The attached PDF flyer from WCLP …

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