Join BayLegal at Clean Slate Day in Richmond: Saturday, November 6th, 2021 from 10am – 3pm

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BayLegal attorneys will be participating in Clean Slate Day on November 6th, 2021 from 10am – 3pm. This event organized by the Contra Costa Public Defender’s Office and hosted by the Reentry Success Center is designed to help individuals with juvenile or adult criminal records (including misdemeanor and felony convictions) in Contra Costa County. There …

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Congratulations to BayLegal DEI Manager Mynesha Whyte!

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BayLegal is happy to share the exciting news that DEI Manager Mynesha Whyte has received the “Leader of Tomorrow” award from the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA). This very special honor recognizes Mynesha’s depth of commitment and intention within a dance therapy approach characterized by trauma-informed practices and used as a healing resource for anti-racist …

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Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day!

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On the second Monday of October, BayLegal stands with the growing number of cities, municipalities, states, and organizations that have begun to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day.  On this day we celebrate the resiliency, spirit, and presence of Indigenous People across the lands as opposed to celebrating an agent of colonization and genocide, …

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VA partnership with Bay Area Legal Aid selected for national award

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The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has selected the VA Palo Alto Health Care System’s partnership with BayLegal as one of its winners for the 2021 VHA National Community Partnership Challenge (CPC). VA Palo Alto Health Care System’s Medical Legal Partnership with Bay Legal Aid’s Veteran Legal Project was selected for recognition by the VHA along …

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2022 Fellowship Sponsorship Focus: Homelessness (applications due June 30, 2021)

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Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal): As a regional anti-poverty civil law firm that has been serving our local communities since the 1960s, BayLegal is committed to working alongside our clients and community partners to address inter-generational poverty and social inequality. We have built upon our origins as separate neighborhood legal services organizations into a regional …

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LCCR-SF and Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP Obtain a Class Preliminary Injunction Against Bad Boy Bail Bonds That Prevents Collection of Bail Bond Premium Payments

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Building off of the work of BayLegal’s senior consumer protection attorney Juliana Fredman, LCCR-SF and Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP obtained a class preliminary injunction against Bad Boy Bail Bonds to prevent it from collecting bail bond premium payments. The injunction provides relief to Californians who cosigned bail bonds only to find out that …

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City of Alameda Fair Housing Workshop, 4/22/2021

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Please join the Alameda City Attorney’s Office in its First Annual Fair Housing Workshop. This workshop seeks to discuss fair housing issues such as evictions, fair housing law, and Alameda’s Rent Control laws. The panel discussion from 10:30 AM – 12:40 PM on federal and state fair housing will include Bay Legal Housing Supervising Attorney …

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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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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

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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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