BayLegal helps San Francisco client fight back against housing discrimination

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A story in the Bay Area Reporter details the experience of Lisa Willis, a trans woman who faced racial and sexual discrimination in a nonprofit housing development. Ms. Willis, a San Francisco resident and musician, came to BayLegal for legal representation, and successfully reached a settlement with the housing provider. Ms. Willis was a resident …

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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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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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BayLegal Launches Our 2022 Annual Report

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Dear BayLegal friends, Working Together for Justice is much more than a tag line—it is about the expertise, resources and partnerships that are needed to address the deep socioeconomic and civil legal inequities in our country. Legal Services Corporation (LSC) issued an updated Justice Gap Report in 2022, which like the California State Bar Justice …

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PRESS RELEASE: Rent Thefts Target Low-Income Communities in Napa

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT: Consuelo Amezcua, 707-603-1374, camezcua@baylegal.org ***PRESS RELEASE*** Rent Thefts Target Low-Income Communities in Napa Download a PDF copy of this release. Napa, CA- Local community organizations, including Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal), Fair Housing Napa Valley (FHNV), On the Move (OTM), and Puertas Abiertas (PA) along with Napa …

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Reporta Univision 14 sobre robo de rentas en Napa | Univision 14 reports on rent thefts in Napa

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Esta historia transmitida por Univision 14 el viernes pasado informa sobre una serie reciente de robos organizados en la ciudad de Napa, en los que los ladrones apuntaron a los buzones de alquiler en 25 propiedades de alquiler. La mayoría de los cientos de inquilinos afectados son familias latinas de bajos ingresos, muchas de las …

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Spotlighting the Barriers Social Security Disability Applicants Face in an Increasingly Adversarial System

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An article in today’s Washington Post exposes some of the deep structural barriers faced by applicants for disability benefits in the Social Security system. Rising rates of initial denials, quota systems increasing the likelihood that legitimate claims are denied, large numbers of denials remanded on appeal only to be denied again—the picture that emerges shows …

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Welcoming Equal Justice Works Fellow Renée Coe

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Bay Area Legal Aid is pleased to share the public announcement of this year’s Equal Justice Works Fellows, and excited to welcome EJW Fellow Renée Coe, whose two-year EJW Fellowship project will serve BayLegal’s Consumer Protection clients.  Renée’s focus on consumer scams and fraud targeting immigrants and people with limited English proficiency (LEP) will help …

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Litigation Victory Signals End to California Courts’ Illegal Late Fees That Penalized Poverty for Profit

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT: Raya Steier, 530-723-2426, rsteier@lccrsf.org   ***PRESS RELEASE*** Litigation Victory Signals End to California Courts’ Illegal Late Fees That Penalized Poverty for Profit.   San Francisco, CA- The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California, and Bay Area …

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