Donor Spotlight: Oakland-based photographer Pam Torno

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From Oakland, With Love Throughout the month of May, Oakland-based photographer Pam Torno is the “Artist of the Month” at Rosenblum Cellars, and she’s generously donating all of the proceeds from her art sales to BayLegal. “I support Bay Area Legal Aid because I believe in equal access to the justice system, regardless of income level, …

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Free Training: Public Interest Boot Camp

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Free training for legal aid law clerks! Make your summer a success by learning from experienced poverty lawyers, including BayLegal Managing Attorney, Protima Pandey. The Public Interest Boot Camp is a free program designed to prepare law students holding summer internships with public interest law organizations, government agencies, and other legal nonprofits to gain experience and …

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Fair Housing Equals Opportunity

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This April marks 49 years since the Fair Housing Act was signed into law, protecting renters and buyers from landlord and seller discrimination. Today, Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) is the leading regional legal aid provider to individuals and families facing housing discrimination. Our attorneys and our clients continue to rely on this critical piece of …

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San Jose Approves New Tenant Protections

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April 19, 2016 — Sara*, a BayLegal client and domestic violence survivor, had been a model tenant for several years, when her landlord’s adult son began stalking her. He would follow her relentlessly and drop by her apartment late at night. When Sara refused these unwanted advances, she received a “no cause” eviction notice from …

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BayLegal Celebrates with SF LGBT Center on 15th Anniversary

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April 9, 2017 – As a longstanding community partner, and now a proud new tenant, Bay Area Legal Aid celebrates with the SF LGBT Center on their 15th Anniversary Open House and completion of renovations! Last Sunday, the SF LGBT Center rededicated their renovated home with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house celebration. BayLegal’s San Francisco …

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Free Training: Working with Immigrants

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PLI Seminar: Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017 Faculty: Bay Area Legal Aid attorneys Brenda Star Adams and Lauren DeMartini and other experts in the field. Date: Monday, May 1, 2017 at 9 am Location: PLI California Center, 685 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 Learn more and register here: http://www.pli.edu/Content/Seminar/Working_with_Immigrants_The_Intersection/_/N-4kZ1z10om6?Ns=sort_date%7c0&ID=289923 …

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Free Training: Advocacy for At-Risk Youth with Disabilities

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PLI Seminar: Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2017 Faculty: Bay Area Legal Aid attorneys Dafna Gozani and Sabrina Forte, as well as our esteemed colleagues at the Alliance for Children’s Rights, Disability Rights California, National Health Law Program, and Tipping Point Community. Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 9 am Location: PLI California Center, 685 Market Street, San Francisco, …

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Cesar Chavez Day: Defending Our Youth; Protecting Our Health

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Day in and day out, the Bay Area’s most vulnerable residents—foster children, veterans, immigrants with limited English proficiency, LGBTQ individuals, and victims of domestic violence—rely on Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) in times of crisis. While legal aid funding hangs in the balance, our clients’ struggles against the conditions of poverty persist. Today and every …

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Legal Solutions for High-Interest Consumer Loans

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March 23, 2017 – BayLegal Consumer Law attorney Juliana Fredman spoke with KQED Public Radio about the impact of high-interest consumer loans: “There’s a lot of stress and a lot of shame, and also concrete issues around credit which can impact housing and their ability to get loans at a more reasonable rate.” Media Coverage: KQED: …

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SF Chronicle Highlights Impact of Legal Aid Funding in CA

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March 22, 2017 – The San Francisco Chronicle reported on the impact of legal aid funding throughout California, including Bay Area Legal Aid’s annual reach to nearly 60,000 people fighting for a chance out of poverty. Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) is one of eleven organizations in California receiving funding from the Legal Service Corporation (LSC). In …

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Free Training: Learn the basics of CA Public Benefits Programs

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Practicing Law Institute
PLI Seminar: California Public Benefits: The Basics for Nonprofit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2017 Faculty: Bay Area Legal Aid attorneys Kendra Amick, Robert Capistrano, Abby Herzberg, Tiffany Huyenh-Cho, Lisa Newstrom, Joanna Parnes, Maya Watts, and Steven Weiss, as well as our esteemed colleagues at Western Center on Law & Poverty and the Public Interest Law Project. …

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BayLegal Seeking Law Clerks and Legal Fellowship Applicants

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Equal Justice Works Fellow
March 1, 2017 – Bay Area Legal Aid is currently seeking applicants for the 2017 Summer Law Clerk and 2018-2020 Legal Fellowship Sponsorship opportunities. Current first or second year law students with a strong commitment to public interest and social justice advocacy are invited to apply to our Summer Law Clerk Program. Learn more on our …

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