LCCR-SF and Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP Obtain a Class Preliminary Injunction Against Bad Boy Bail Bonds That Prevents Collection of Bail Bond Premium Payments

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Building off of the work of BayLegal’s senior consumer protection attorney Juliana Fredman, LCCR-SF and Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP obtained a class preliminary injunction against Bad Boy Bail Bonds to prevent it from collecting bail bond premium payments. The injunction provides relief to Californians who cosigned bail bonds only to find out that …

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager – Oakland, CA

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Are you interested in using your skills and commitment to racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion to help support the largest anti-poverty social justice nonprofit law firm in the Bay Area? Join BayLegal’s dynamic team and become an advocate for justice!   Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) is on the front lines fighting for our …

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Medical-Legal Partnership Attorney (Alameda County)

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Are you interested in using your legal skills to help address social inequality and provide wrap-around civil legal services to low-income individuals and families? Join BayLegal’s dynamic Medical Legal Practice!   Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) is on the front lines fighting for our clients’ rights. Last year, BayLegal removed legal barriers to health, safety, …

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San Francisco Superior Court Adopts Default Remote Proceedings for Pre-trial Unlawful Detainer Proceedings

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On March 9, the San Francisco Superior Court issued an order creating a strong presumption that pre-trial hearings in unlawful detainer actions will all be held remotely, including via video or telephone, and providing for in-person appearances only where judges determine they can be done safely. Bay Area Legal Aid and co-counsel had previously sent …

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Mélody Saint-Saëns Featured on CABE Whittier Podcast

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Mélody Saint-Saëns, BayLegal’s Immigration Regional Counsel, was featured on the CABE (California Associate for Bilingual Education) Whittier podcast on March 19. Melody was part of a group of attorneys who spoke on the topic of the Socio-Legal Framework for Violence Against Women in Spain, Peru, and the USA. Melody spoke about federal and state laws …

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Medical-Legal Partnership Attorney – Contra Costa County regional office

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Are you interested in using your legal skills to help address social inequality and provide wrap-around civil legal services to low-income individuals and families, with a focus on access to public benefits?   Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) is on the front lines fighting for our clients’ rights. BayLegal removes legal barriers to health, safety, …

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Pro Bono Coordinator – Oakland, CA

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Are you interested in learning and supporting the inner-workings of an impactful pro bono and volunteer program that helps add critical resources to address the housing crisis, prevent homelessness, displacement, address social inequality and help ensure low-income families obtain stability?  Join BayLegal’s dynamic Pro Bono Department!   Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) is on the …

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CalMatters Highlights BayLegal’s Work to End Unfair Traffic Court Practices

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CalMatters highlighted BayLegal’s work to end traffic court practices that disproportionately affect low-income individuals and Black and Latinx drivers. The latter groups are more likely to be pulled over due to racial profiling. The article describes the work BayLegal did with Western Center and other partner organizations in Hernandez v. CA DMV. In this case, …

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New Resources for Tenants Available on BayLegal Website

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New resources for tenants facing eviction are available on Bay Area Legal Aid’s website. The new Self-Help Eviction Unlawful Detainer Answer Packet is designed to help tenants represent themselves in unlawful detainer actions and has been updated according to current state law and Judicial Council policy during the pandemic. The answer packet is part of …

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Youth Justice Team Receives Unsung Heroes Award

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Bay Area Legal Aid’s Youth Justice Team received Youth Law Center’s (YLC) 2020 Unsung Heroes Award for their work advocating for youth in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. YLC celebrated the tireless work the Youth Justice Team has done to protect vulnerable young adults in the Bay Area, especially during these critical times. …

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BayLegal Reaches Settlement To Protect Housing Rights

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Bay Area Legal Aid finalized a housing discrimination case in which a client was denied a reasonable accommodation for more time to pay her rent. Without the accommodation, she was regularly at risk of fees for late payment of rent due to her disabilities and at risk of eviction due to late rent payments. The …

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Susan Li Interviews BayLegal Attorney Fawn Jade Korr on Issues Facing Domestic Violence Survivors

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Update: The San Francisco Examiner quoted Fawn Jade Korr’s interview in an article about services for domestic violence survivors during the pandemic. Susan Li interviewed Bay Area Legal Aid Senior Staff Attorney Fawn Jade Korr on the barriers domestic violence survivors face to accessing legal services during the pandemic. Korr talked about the significant delays …

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