Administrative Offices

In keeping with current public health guidances related to COVID-19, as of Monday, March 16th we are closing BayLegal offices to the public. We will continue to provide services remotely. Our offices will be closed at least through the end of March. We will continue to reassess with a close eye on evolving CDC and local public health directives, and are preparing for the possibility of longer closures.

We are committed to continuing to serve our clients to the greatest extent possible – those who we all know will be most affected by this newest crisis. This of course includes partnering with our collborating organizations, and keeping our broad network of supporters informed and engaged.

If you are seeking legal help or advice, we recommend calling our Legal Advice Line at (800) 551-5554. For additional ways to connect to legal help, please consult the “Get Help” dropdown menu at the top of this page.

Located in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood, Bay Area Legal Aid’s administrative office supports all seven regional offices and includes the Executive Director’s office and the following departments: Accounting, Development, External Affairs, Grants and Contracts, Human Resources, Litigation and Advocacy, Pro Bono, and Information Technology.

Address: 1735 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612
Telephone: (510) 663-4755 (California Relay Service: Dial 7-1-1 or from TTY dial 1-800-735-2929 or visit California Relay Service for more information).
Fax: (510) 663-4711
Office Hours: No in-person office hours at present. When it is safe to return, office hours will be Monday through Friday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Public Transportation: The office is located one block west of the 19th Street BART station and near numerous AC Transit bus lines.

Get Legal Help


For help with a legal problem involving Housing, Public Benefits, or Consumer Law, please call our Legal Advice Line for assistance.


For help with a legal problem involving Health Care Access or unfair medical billing, please call the Health Consumer Center for assistance.


Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Consumer Law and Debtor’s Rights Clinics, Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinics, Housing Law Clinics, and Veterans Legal Clinics throughout the region. Click here for clinics in all Bay Area locations.