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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Executive Director’s Blog: Looking Forward – Part II

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Genevieve Richardson Executive Director
Readers of our May newsletter will know that BayLegal is currently recruiting for several open and new senior management positions. I am proud to share exciting news about this effort and welcome our three newest Managing Attorneys: Kristi Lesnewich serves as our Napa County Regional Office Managing Attorney: great news for a county whose low-income and …

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Executive Director’s Blog: Looking Forward

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Genevieve Richardson Executive Director
Looking Forward Racial Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion No challenge, no opportunity for growth and improvement, is more important to BayLegal today than aligning the core mission of our field—to break cycles of poverty and ensure that poverty is never a barrier to civil justice—with the ongoing struggle for racial justice and for equity and …

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Introducing Our New Executive Director

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Genevieve Richardson
Genevieve Richardson named as BayLegal’s Executive Director Managing Attorney who oversaw firm’s work in Contra Costa, Marin, and Napa counties elected by Board of Directors to top post. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oakland, CA – Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) has appointed its first female Executive Director, Genevieve Richardson. The appointment was made official on International …

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BayLegal Launches New Website

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Welcome to the new BayLegal.org! For over 50 years Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal), and our pre-merger organizations, has been delivering high quality civil legal aid regardless of a client’s location, language, or disability. From Napa Valley to Silicon Valley, BayLegal fights for housing preservation, domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, economic security, consumer protection, …

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BayLegal Teaches at UC Hastings College of Law

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This semester Bay Area Legal Aid attorneys — Juliana Fredman, Kari Rudd, and Claire Johnson Raba — are teaching the next generation of consumer law attorneys at UC Hastings College of Law. Cheers to these three consumer law experts!