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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BayLegal publishes our 2019 & 2020 annual report

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Dear Partners in Justice, Bay Area Legal Aid is proud to present our 2019 & 2020 Biennial Report. It would require a much longer publication to adequately detail the contributions over those two years of all our practice units, multidisciplinary projects, litigation and advocacy initiatives, and partnerships with other legal services firms and community organizations. …

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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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SFMTA Changes Debt Towing Policies in Response to Lawsuit, Promising New Protections for Vehicularly Housed San Franciscans (re-posted from LCCRSF)

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Car being towed
SFMTA Changes Debt Towing Policies in Response to Lawsuit, Promising New Protections for Vehicularly Housed San Franciscans Posted: October 6, 2021 by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area Shared by BayLegal: October 7, 2021 Media updates: Bay Area CBS affiliate KPIX covered the story October 6, 2021. LCCRSF’s Zal Shroff will …

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Juvenile Court Guardianships in Delinquency Court: A Quick Guide

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This guide, prepared by BayLegal’s Youth Justice team, covers the process of court-appointed guardianships for youth in delinquency court. Topics include how and under whose authority the process can be started, which forms are required and who needs to complete or assist with them, benefits and supports available for youth and guardians, and resources for …

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Know Your Rights! Youth Interactions with Law Enforcement

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BayLegal’s Youth Justice practice has produced a helpful guide to youth interactions with police, ICE, and other law enforcement. It is important that young people know their rights and how to assert and protect them in encounters with law enforcement—especially for black or brown youth, who are more often mistreated by police. The guide includes …

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Crucial information from Tenants Together on evictions after 9/30/2021

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Our colleagues at Tenants Together have put together a Know Your Rights guide for tenants who may be facing eviction following the expiration of the statewide moratorium on September 30th. The flyer includes must-know information, first steps for tenants whose landlord threatens eviction or begins the process, and guides for asserting your rights and accessing …

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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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New video resource for homeowners: Protect Your Home / Protege Su Casa (Eng / Esp)

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BayLegal and our partners at Legal Aid of Sonoma County and the East Bay Community Law Center have produced a video with legal information to help homeowners avoid common issues that can lead to foreclosure. The video is presented in English, with Spanish subtitles available. To view video at full size: Click on the box icon …

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Happy Hispanic / Latinx Heritage Month!

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Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month is observed from September 15-October 15 to spotlight and celebrate the lives, lineage, and accomplishments of Hispanic/Latinx peoples.  September 15 commences Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month because these dates encompass many significant events for the Latin countries such as the anniversaries of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua on September 15, Mexico on September 16 (no, it’s not Cinco de …

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