SF Chronicle Highlights Impact of Legal Aid Funding in CA

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sf chronicle legal aid funding
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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Fellowships2018-2020
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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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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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.