Legal Clinic Calendar

Important Notice Concerning Clinic Availability and Public Health:

In accord with evolving COVID-19 public health guidance, Bay Area Legal Aid has resumed some “in-person” legal clinics, while others will continue as remote events either by phone or online. Our attorneys and support staff will work to help you outside of clinic if you have a time sensitive legal issue. Our Legal Advice Line will remain open with additional staffing and resources to help us serve more clients during this period. Please see individual clinic listings for additional information on emergency service and resources related to specific clinics.
Masks will be required for all participants in in-person clinics, along with symptom screening before the appointment begins.
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Apr
26
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Veterans Legal Clinic (Pacifica)
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Veterans Legal Clinic Location

Pacifica – Sharp Park Library
104 Hilton Way
Pacifica, CA 94044

Bay Area Legal Aid provides free help with civil legal problems regarding housing, public benefits, health care access, and domestic violence prevention. Help includes potential legal advice, legal information, referrals, and possible representation in the following areas for low-income people:

Housing Preservation: public, subsidized, and private housing; fair housing and housing discrimination; housing conditions; lock-outs and utility shut-offs; residential hotels
Public Benefits: Veterans Benefits; CalWORKs; SSDI; SSI; Food Stamps; General Assistance; Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants
Consumer: credit card debt; debt collection; bankruptcy advice; wage garnishment; credit report errors
Health Care Access: Medi-Cal; Denti-Cal; Medicare; Healthy Families; In-Home Support Services; ParaTransit Services; mental health services; HMO Issues
Domestic Violence: temporary restraining orders; legal separation or annulment; divorce; child or spousal support; custody and visitation orders; immigration issues; Violence Against Women Act enforcement for domestic violence survivors only

Download the clinic flyer here.

May
19
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Veterans Legal Clinic (Menlo Park Vet Center)
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Veterans legal Clinic Location

Peninsula Vet Center
345 Middlefield Rd
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Bay Area Legal Aid provides free help with civil legal problems regarding housing, public benefits, health care access, and domestic violence prevention. Help includes potential legal advice, legal information, referrals, and possible representation in the following areas for low-income people:

Housing Preservation: public, subsidized, and private housing; fair housing and housing discrimination; housing conditions; lock-outs and utility shut-offs; residential hotels
Public Benefits: Veterans Benefits; CalWORKs; SSDI; SSI; Food Stamps; General Assistance; Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants
Consumer: credit card debt; debt collection; bankruptcy advice; wage garnishment; credit report errors
Health Care Access: Medi-Cal; Denti-Cal; Medicare; Healthy Families; In-Home Support Services; ParaTransit Services; mental health services; HMO Issues
Domestic Violence: temporary restraining orders; legal separation or annulment; divorce; child or spousal support; custody and visitation orders; immigration issues; Violence Against Women Act enforcement for domestic violence survivors only

Download the clinic flyer here.

Jan
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Free Wildfire Recovery and Insurance Workshop
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free Recovery and Insurance Workshop

Workshop Topic: Information and guidance on navigating your insurance claim, tips for communicating with your insurance company, going up the chain of command and asserting your rights.

Who should attend? Homeowners and renters whose insured homes were damaged or destroyed in the wildfire. All attendees will receive a free copy of the “little yellow” Disaster Recovery Handbook and have the opportunity to ask questions during a Q&A portion of the program. The first 120 attendees will receive a holiday gift from the wildfire survivor group Fired Up Sisters.

This Roadmap to Recovery™ workshop is cohosted by the Napa Valley Community Foundation, California Rural Legal Assistance, Bay Area Legal Aid and presented by United Policyholders, a non-profit consumer organization helping disaster survivors for over 25 years.

Download the Flier: Free Recovery and Insurance workshop Jan 23 2017

Mar
24
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Free Consultation with an Insurance Lawyer
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Free Consultation with an Insurance Lawyer

What is the event?  The non-profit United Policyholders, in partnership with Bay Area Legal Aid, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc., and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, will present basic information on laws and consumer protections related to insurance policies, coverage and claim settlements, immediately followed by one-­on-­one consultations with volunteer lawyers with expertise in insurance legal matters.

Who should attend? Homeowners and renters whose insured property was damaged or destroyed in the recent wildfires. Some of the issues you can discuss with an attorney include:

  • What can I do if my insurer is offering less money than I believe I’m entitled to?
  • What are my rights if I’m underinsured?
  • What can I do if I don’t have enough money to rebuild?
  • My adjuster is uncooperative or hard to communicate with
  • I want to buy a replacement home instead of rebuilding
  • I’m concerned about smoke damage and my health; and
  • I’m considering hiring a public adjuster or attorney.

 

TO RESERVE A SPOT, EMAIL: dan.wade@uphelp.org
For more information visit: www.uphelp.org/NorthBayFires
Download the Flier:  Free Consultation with an Insurance Lawyer – March 24, 2018

 

Jul
28
Sat
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Free Consultation with an Insurance Lawyer
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

What is the event? The non-profit United Policyholders, in partnership with Bay Area Legal Aid, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc., and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, will present basic information on laws and consumer protections related to insurance policies, coverage and claim settlements, immediately followed by one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers with expertise in insurance legal matters.

Who should attend? Homeowners and renters whose insured property was damaged or destroyed in the recent wildfires. Some of the issues you can discuss with an attorney may include but are not limited to:

  • What can I do if my insurer is offering less money than I believe I’m entitled to?;
  • What are my rights if I’m underinsured?;
  • What can I do if I don’t have enough money to rebuild?;
  • My adjuster is uncooperative or hard to communicate with;
  • I want to buy a replacement home instead of rebuilding;
  • I’m concerned about smoke damage and my health; and
  • I’m considering hiring a public adjuster or attorney.

 

TO RESERVE A SPOT, EMAIL: kjarvis@legalaidsc.com

For more resources and information visit: www.uphelp.org/NorthBayFires

Aug
18
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2018
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Gender Marker and Name Change Clinic
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Gender Marker and Name Change Clinic @ San Mateo County Pride Center | San Mateo | California | United States

Are you looking for support around gender marker & name changes?

The San Mateo County Pride Center is working with Bay Area Legal Aid to host a legal clinic to help you in this process! Volunteers and attorneys with Bay Area Legal Aid will be available to assist our community with these vital document changes for Social Security, Passports, Driver’s Licenses and filing to receiving a Court Order. We will also be aiding folks in filling out the fee waiver.

Please call 650-465-6795 to RSVP.

Download the flyer: Name and Gender Marker Clinic English + Spanish

Nov
15
Thu
2018
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Name and Gender Change Legal Clinic – Napa
Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Name and Gender Change Legal Clinic - Napa @ LGBTQ Connections | Napa | California | United States

*Free      *Spanish interpretation available

Are you looking for support around gender marker and/or name changes?

LGTBQ Connection Napa is working with Bay Area Legal Aid to host a legal clinic to help you in this process!

Bay Area Legal Aid is partnering with LGBTQ Connection to assist our community with filling out the paperwork for court- ordered name and/ or gender marker changes. Volunteers will also be available to help complete the necessary forms to change vital documents for Social Security, Passports, Driver’s Licenses/ID cards, and other identity documents.

Please RSVP with Bay Area Legal Aid at (707) 259-0579 or LGBTQ Connection at (707) 251-9432.

 

Download the bilingual event flyer here.

Aug
18
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Name and Gender Marker Change Legal Clinic (San Francisco)
Aug 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Name & Gender Marker Change Legal Clinic

Would you like FREE assistance with completing your documents to change your name and/or gender marker?

Sign up for our upcoming Name and Gender Marker Change Clinic! Get legal support from caring lawyers to change your name or gender marker. Support includes education and assistance with completing your court documents and other necessary documents.

Advance registration is required and space is limited. Please contact Jeanie Austin at Jeanie.Austin@sfpl.org or Bay Area Legal Aid at probono@baylegal.org to reserve your spot.

The clinic is hosted by Bay Area Legal Aid and the San Francisco Public Library and will take place in the Main Library at 100 Larkin St.

 

2019.06.27 Flyer For 08182019 Name And Gender Marker Clinic

Nov
25
Mon
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Consumer Rights Clinic (San Francisco)
Nov 25 @ 9:30 am
Consumer Rights Clinic (San Francisco) @ San Francisco Law Library | San Francisco | California | United States

Speak with an attorney about your consumer legal issues or if you are considering bankruptcy.

RSVP required: (415) 982-1300

 

  • Do you need information about bankruptcy?
  • Do you need help with student loan debt?
  • Are you being sued on a credit card debt?
  • Do you have a court date coming up in a debt collection lawsuit?
  • Are you being harassed by debt collectors?
  • Are there errors in your credit report?
  • Do you have questions about what income or property a debt collector can and cannot take?
  • Does someone have a judgment against you for an unpaid debt?
  • Do you need foreclosure help?
  • Are your wages being garnished?

RSVP: (415) 982-1300


Hable con un abogado sobre sus asuntos del consumidor legales o para información de la bancarrota.

Llame al: (415) 982-1300 para hacer su reservación requerida

 

  • ¿necesita información sobre la bancarrota?
  • ¿necesita ayuda con deudas de préstamos escolares?
  • ¿tiene una demanda por deudas de tarjeta de crédito?
  • ¿tiene una audiencia en la corte sobre una demanda por cobro por deudas?
  • ¿le están acosando los cobradores de deudas?
  • ¿hay errores en su reporte de crédito?
  • ¿tiene preguntas sobre los ingresos y propiedades que un cobrador de deudas puede o no puede quitarle?
  • ¿alguien tiene una orden en contra de usted por una deuda que no ha pagado?
  • ¿le están embargando su casa?
  • ¿le están quitando su sueldo debido a sus deudas?

 

 

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Consumer Rights Clinic (San Francisco)
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm
Consumer Rights Clinic (San Francisco) @ San Francisco Law Library | San Francisco | California | United States

Speak with an attorney about your consumer legal issues or if you are considering bankruptcy.

RSVP required: (415) 982-1300

 

  • Do you need information about bankruptcy?
  • Do you need help with student loan debt?
  • Are you being sued on a credit card debt?
  • Do you have a court date coming up in a debt collection lawsuit?
  • Are you being harassed by debt collectors?
  • Are there errors in your credit report?
  • Do you have questions about what income or property a debt collector can and cannot take?
  • Does someone have a judgment against you for an unpaid debt?
  • Do you need foreclosure help?
  • Are your wages being garnished?

RSVP: (415) 982-1300


Hable con un abogado sobre sus asuntos del consumidor legales o para información de la bancarrota.

Llame al: (415) 982-1300 para hacer su reservación requerida

 

  • ¿necesita información sobre la bancarrota?
  • ¿necesita ayuda con deudas de préstamos escolares?
  • ¿tiene una demanda por deudas de tarjeta de crédito?
  • ¿tiene una audiencia en la corte sobre una demanda por cobro por deudas?
  • ¿le están acosando los cobradores de deudas?
  • ¿hay errores en su reporte de crédito?
  • ¿tiene preguntas sobre los ingresos y propiedades que un cobrador de deudas puede o no puede quitarle?
  • ¿alguien tiene una orden en contra de usted por una deuda que no ha pagado?
  • ¿le están embargando su casa?
  • ¿le están quitando su sueldo debido a sus deudas?