New Resources for Tenants Available on BayLegal Website

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New resources for tenants facing eviction are available on Bay Area Legal Aid’s website. The new Self-Help Eviction Unlawful Detainer Answer Packet is designed to help tenants represent themselves in unlawful detainer actions and has been updated according to current state law and Judicial Council policy during the pandemic. The answer packet is part of …

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Social Justice Staff Attorney (Economic Justice, SSI/Disability Advocacy focus, Alameda County or San Francisco Regional Office)

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Are you interested in using your legal skills to help address social inequality and ensure low‐income families and individuals obtain the disability-based benefits to which they are entitled? Join BayLegal’s dynamic Economic Justice practice! Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) is on the front lines fighting for our clients’ rights. Last year, BayLegal removed legal barriers …

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Housing Advocate (Paralegal) – San Francisco

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Are you interested in using your legal skills to help address the housing crisis, prevent homelessness, address social inequality and help ensure low-income families maintain stability and remain in San Francisco? Join BayLegal’s dynamic Housing Law Practice! Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) is committed to ensuring fairness in the civil legal system for the most …

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BayLegal’s 2020 Annual Campaign Launches: A Note from Our Executive Director

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Genevieve Richardson, Executive Director
Dear friends and supporters of Bay Area Legal Aid,   As we launch BayLegal’s 2020 Annual Campaign, I am so grateful that with your support we are able to address the critical needs of our clients.  As the public health and economic stresses intensify and deepen our clients face increased housing instability, exposure to predatory lending …

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Free Fair Housing Law Training – Join us!

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Bay Area Legal Aid Presents: Fair Housing Law Hot Topics 2020 March 20, 2020, 9:00am – 3:30pm The California Endowment 2000 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94612 This month, learn the principles, procedures, and issues surrounding Fair Housing Law from our housing advocacy partners, Brancart + Brancart, at a free event hosted by Bay Area Legal …

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Call for Participation: February 2020

Categories: 20th Anniversary, Announcements, eNewsletter Story, Homepage, News
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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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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