Legal Clinic Calendar

Important Notice Concerning Clinic Availability and Public Health:

In accord with COVID-19 public health guidance, Bay Area Legal Aid is canceling all “in-person” clinics until  further notice. 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.
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Dec
9
Fri
2016
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Housing Law Clinic (Martinez)
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am

Martinez Superior Court – Room 102

Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Housing Law Clinics in Martinez every Friday at 9:00 am. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist low-income litigants prepare pro per (self-represented) pleadings and understand the eviction process.

Do you need legal assistance in an eviction case?
Can’t figure out which forms you need to fill out?
Free Legal Assistance is available in the courthouse!

First come; first served. Priority given to urgent deadlines determined by Housing Law Clinic staff. Personal Household income limits apply. The Housing Law Clinic is designed for low-income persons who cannot afford attorneys and have difficulty accessing other self-help resources.

Dec
16
Fri
2016
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Housing Law Clinic (Martinez)
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am

Martinez Superior Court – Room 102

Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Housing Law Clinics in Martinez every Friday at 9:00 am. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist low-income litigants prepare pro per (self-represented) pleadings and understand the eviction process.

Do you need legal assistance in an eviction case?
Can’t figure out which forms you need to fill out?
Free Legal Assistance is available in the courthouse!

First come; first served. Priority given to urgent deadlines determined by Housing Law Clinic staff. Personal Household income limits apply. The Housing Law Clinic is designed for low-income persons who cannot afford attorneys and have difficulty accessing other self-help resources.

Apr
7
Fri
2017
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Veterans Legal Clinic (Menlo Park VA)
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Veterans Legal Clinic Location

VA Menlo Park
795 Willow Rd, Building 324, Room E117/118
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.

May
19
Fri
2017
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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
23
Tue
2018
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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
Sat
2018
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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
2018
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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

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
Sun
2019
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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

Jan
26
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2020
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Name and Gender Marker Change Legal Clinic
Jan 26 all-day

Sunday, January 26, 2-6 p.m. at Billy DeFrank LGBTQ+ Community Center
936 The Alameda, San Jose, CA, 95126

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

 

Sign up for our legal clinic to get legal support from caring lawyers!

Support includes education and help with completing court documents and other necessary legal documents. Free screening for immigration and health insurance problems also available!

 

Advance registration is required, as space is limited. Please contact Bay Area Legal Aid at probono@baylegal.org to reserve your spot.