BayLegal attorney Jia Min Cheng honored with Heroes and Hearts Award

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SFGHF Heroes and Hearts Luncheon
San Francisco, CA —  Jia Min Cheng, Legal Director of BayLegal’s San Francisco Medical-Legal Partnership (SFMLP) at the Children’s Health Center at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG), has been named a 2017 recipient of the Heroes and Hearts Award. Jia Min has led the SFMLP since 2011, helping ZSFG patients and their families overcome the legal obstacles …

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Love and Justice on Valentine’s Day

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brenda and yan
While for some of us, Valentine’s Day conjures up thoughts of love and romance, for far too many people, February 14th can represent yet another day in an arduous struggle to escape an abusive relationship. Each year, Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) serves more than 15,000 individuals who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault, …

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We Love Our Donors

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We Love Our Donors
In 2016, BayLegal donors helped over 60,000 low-income Bay Area residents build safer, healthier, and more stable lives. Thank you for investing in a better Bay Area for all of us. Click here for a full list of donors who helped make justice real in 2016.

2016 White House Report Highlights Importance of Civil Legal Aid

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White House Legal Aid Inter-agency Roundtable
On July 25, 1974, President Richard M. Nixon signed the law creating the Legal Services Corporation. Since its inception, civil legal aid programs have provided free legal assistance to low-income and under-served individuals. The effect – throughout the United States – has been increased access to justice, and alleviation of poverty and inequality. Every day, we prove …

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Richmond leads Contra Costa County in Evictions

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Richmond Confidential CCC Evictions viz
Richmond Confidential is exposing the dire state of evictions in the City of Richmond. Citing the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department’s Civil Unit eviction schedule, at least 267 sheriff-enforced evictions occurred between January and October of 2016. Bay Area Legal Aid housing attorney, Oraneet Shikmah Orevi, explains that actual eviction numbers may be even higher: “A lot of landlords don’t …

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