BayLegal’s Rebekah Evenson Appointed Alameda County Superior Court Judge

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We are pleased to announce that Governor Newsom has appointed Rebekah Evenson, Bay Area Legal Aid’s Director of Litigation & Advocacy, to be an Alameda County Superior Court Judge. While saddened by the reality that Rebekah will no longer be part of our advocacy team, we know that she will be an amazing judge. Her …

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Updates: Court, Administrative Office, and Public Agency Closures and Modified Schedules to Protect Public Health

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Updated March 26, 2020 @ 9:36am Courts and administrative offices in multiple jurisdictions where BayLegal works and our clients live are closing, modifying schedules, and/or issuing guidances and new public safety rules in order to safeguard public health in light of the COVID-19 emergency. URGENT ALERT: For important information on how to avoid a new …

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Ninth Circuit ruling stands: cities cannot criminalize sleeping outdoors

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A story in yesterday’s Guardian details the refusal by the United States Supreme Court to hear an appeal of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling in Martin v City of Boise.┬áThe Martin decision held that laws criminalizing “camping” constituted cruel and unusual punishment on the part of cities that did not provide enough shelter …

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