Consumer Protection

BayLegal’s consumer protection practice represents clients in cases involving:

  • Fair credit reporting
  • Fair debt collection practices
  • Defending third-party debt collection lawsuits
  • Bankruptcy counseling and advice
  • Unfair and deceptive advertising of financial products and services
  • Foreclosure prevention
  • Innocent spouse tax relief
  • Student loan collections
  • Federal student loan consolidation and discharge assistance
  • Criminal background check issues on housing/employment applications

 

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LEGAL ADVICE LINE

Do you need help because creditors are calling or there are errors on your credit report? Are your wages being garnished?

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UPCOMING LEGAL CLINICS

Bay Area Legal Aid offers weekly Consumer Rights Clinics in Bay Point, Fremont, Redwood City, Richmond, Napa, and San José. Click here for all Legal Clinics.

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City) 9:00 am
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City)
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Redwood City Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Redwood City every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 am; and every Wednesday at 1:30 pm. Clinics last approximately 3.5 hours. BayLegal Staff and …

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Consumer Rights Clinic (Redwood City) 10:00 am
Consumer Rights Clinic (Redwood City)
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am
Redwood City Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Consumer Rights Clinics in Redwood City at the San Mateo County Law Library every Monday at 10:00 am. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist with preparing answers and asserting defenses …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Pittsburg) 9:00 am
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Pittsburg)
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Pittsburg Superior Court – Self Help Center Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Pittsburg every Tuesday at 9:00 am. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist participants with pro per (self-represented) pleadings to …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Daly City) 1:00 pm
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Daly City)
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Daly City Community Service Center Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Daly City every Tuesday at 1:00 pm. Clinics last approximately 3.5 hours. Please arrive on time! If you arrive more than …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City) 9:00 am
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City)
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Redwood City Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Redwood City every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 am; and every Wednesday at 1:30 pm. Clinics last approximately 3.5 hours. BayLegal Staff and …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Richmond) 9:00 am
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Richmond)
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Richmond Superior Court – Room 185 Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Richmond every Wednesday at 9:00 am. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist participants with pro per (self-represented) pleadings to obtain a …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (San Jose) 9:30 am
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (San Jose)
Dec 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Santa Clara County residents with an arrest or conviction history: get help with housing issues, public benefits, suspended licenses and other ID issues, criminal record issues, employment issues, consumer issues, and identity theft. Drop-in hours …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City) 1:30 pm
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City)
Dec 5 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Redwood City Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Redwood City every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 am; and every Wednesday at 1:30 pm. Clinics last approximately 3.5 hours. BayLegal Staff and …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond) 2:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond)
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Contra Costa County residents with an arrest or conviction history: get help with housing issues, public benefits, suspended licenses and other ID issues, criminal record issues, employment issues, consumer issues, and identity theft. Drop-in hours …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (South San Francisco) 9:00 am
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (South San Francisco)
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
South San Francisco San Mateo Superior Court – Northern Branch – Law Library Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in South San Francisco every Tuesday at 9:00 am. Clinics last approximately 3.5 hours. …

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Consumer Rights Clinic (San Jose) 9:30 am
Consumer Rights Clinic (San Jose)
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am
San José Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Consumer Rights Clinics (in conjunction with SparkPoint San José and the Workforce Institute) every First Thursday of the month at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. The clinic is …

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Consumer Rights Clinic (San Jose) 1:00 pm
Consumer Rights Clinic (San Jose)
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm
San José Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Consumer Rights Clinics (in conjunction with SparkPoint San José and the Workforce Institute) every First Thursday of the month at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. The clinic is …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland) 1:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland)
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alameda County residents with an arrest or conviction history: get help with housing issues, public benefits, suspended licenses and other ID issues, criminal record issues, employment issues, consumer issues, and identity theft. Drop-in hours for …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City) 9:00 am
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City)
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Redwood City Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Redwood City every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 am; and every Wednesday at 1:30 pm. Clinics last approximately 3.5 hours. BayLegal Staff and …

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Consumer Rights Clinic (Richmond) 9:30 am
Consumer Rights Clinic (Richmond)
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am
Richmond Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Consumer Rights Clinics in Richmond at SparkPoint – Contra Costa West every First Friday of the month at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist with preparing …

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Consumer Rights Clinic (Richmond) 1:00 pm
Consumer Rights Clinic (Richmond)
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm
Richmond Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Consumer Rights Clinics in Richmond at SparkPoint – Contra Costa West every First Friday of the month at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist with preparing …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City) 9:00 am
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City)
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Redwood City Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Redwood City every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 am; and every Wednesday at 1:30 pm. Clinics last approximately 3.5 hours. BayLegal Staff and …

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Consumer Rights Clinic (Redwood City) 10:00 am
Consumer Rights Clinic (Redwood City)
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am
Redwood City Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Consumer Rights Clinics in Redwood City at the San Mateo County Law Library every Monday at 10:00 am. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist with preparing answers and asserting defenses …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Pittsburg) 9:00 am
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Pittsburg)
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Pittsburg Superior Court – Self Help Center Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Pittsburg every Tuesday at 9:00 am. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist participants with pro per (self-represented) pleadings to …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Daly City) 1:00 pm
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Daly City)
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Daly City Community Service Center Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Daly City every Tuesday at 1:00 pm. Clinics last approximately 3.5 hours. Please arrive on time! If you arrive more than …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City) 9:00 am
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City)
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Redwood City Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Redwood City every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 am; and every Wednesday at 1:30 pm. Clinics last approximately 3.5 hours. BayLegal Staff and …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Richmond) 9:00 am
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Richmond)
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Richmond Superior Court – Room 185 Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Richmond every Wednesday at 9:00 am. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist participants with pro per (self-represented) pleadings to obtain a …

Read More

Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (San Jose) 9:30 am
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (San Jose)
Dec 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Santa Clara County residents with an arrest or conviction history: get help with housing issues, public benefits, suspended licenses and other ID issues, criminal record issues, employment issues, consumer issues, and identity theft. Drop-in hours …

Read More

Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City) 1:30 pm
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City)
Dec 12 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Redwood City Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Redwood City every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 am; and every Wednesday at 1:30 pm. Clinics last approximately 3.5 hours. BayLegal Staff and …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond) 2:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond)
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Contra Costa County residents with an arrest or conviction history: get help with housing issues, public benefits, suspended licenses and other ID issues, criminal record issues, employment issues, consumer issues, and identity theft. Drop-in hours …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (South San Francisco) 9:00 am
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (South San Francisco)
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
South San Francisco San Mateo Superior Court – Northern Branch – Law Library Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in South San Francisco every Tuesday at 9:00 am. Clinics last approximately 3.5 hours. …

Read More

Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland) 1:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland)
Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alameda County residents with an arrest or conviction history: get help with housing issues, public benefits, suspended licenses and other ID issues, criminal record issues, employment issues, consumer issues, and identity theft. Drop-in hours for …

Read More

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City) 9:00 am
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City)
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Redwood City Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Redwood City every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 am; and every Wednesday at 1:30 pm. Clinics last approximately 3.5 hours. BayLegal Staff and …

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Consumer Rights Clinic (Fremont) 10:00 am
Consumer Rights Clinic (Fremont)
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am
Fremont Bay Area Legal Aid hosts this Consumer Rights Clinic at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Please note the date change from our usual 4th Friday of the month schedule. The clinic is located at …

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Consumer Rights Clinic (Napa) 10:00 am
Consumer Rights Clinic (Napa)
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am
Napa County Social Services Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Consumer Rights Clinics for residents of Napa County every Second Friday of the month at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. The clinic is located at Napa County …

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Consumer Rights Clinic (Fremont) 1:00 pm
Consumer Rights Clinic (Fremont)
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm
Fremont Bay Area Legal Aid hosts this Consumer Rights Clinic at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Please note the date change from our usual 4th Friday of the month schedule. The clinic is located at …

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Consumer Rights Clinic (Napa) 1:00 pm
Consumer Rights Clinic (Napa)
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm
Napa County Social Services Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Consumer Rights Clinics for residents of Napa County every Second Friday of the month at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. The clinic is located at Napa County …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City) 9:00 am
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City)
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Redwood City Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Redwood City every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 am; and every Wednesday at 1:30 pm. Clinics last approximately 3.5 hours. BayLegal Staff and …

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Consumer Rights Clinic (Redwood City) 10:00 am
Consumer Rights Clinic (Redwood City)
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am
Redwood City Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Consumer Rights Clinics in Redwood City at the San Mateo County Law Library every Monday at 10:00 am. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist with preparing answers and asserting defenses …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Pittsburg) 9:00 am
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Pittsburg)
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Pittsburg Superior Court – Self Help Center Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Pittsburg every Tuesday at 9:00 am. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist participants with pro per (self-represented) pleadings to …

Read More

Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Daly City) 1:00 pm
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Daly City)
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Daly City Community Service Center Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Daly City every Tuesday at 1:00 pm. Clinics last approximately 3.5 hours. Please arrive on time! If you arrive more than …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City) 9:00 am
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City)
Dec 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Redwood City Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Redwood City every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 am; and every Wednesday at 1:30 pm. Clinics last approximately 3.5 hours. BayLegal Staff and …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Richmond) 9:00 am
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Richmond)
Dec 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Richmond Superior Court – Room 185 Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Richmond every Wednesday at 9:00 am. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist participants with pro per (self-represented) pleadings to obtain a …

Read More

Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (San Jose) 9:30 am
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (San Jose)
Dec 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Santa Clara County residents with an arrest or conviction history: get help with housing issues, public benefits, suspended licenses and other ID issues, criminal record issues, employment issues, consumer issues, and identity theft. Drop-in hours …

Read More

Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City) 1:30 pm
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City)
Dec 19 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Redwood City Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Redwood City every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 am; and every Wednesday at 1:30 pm. Clinics last approximately 3.5 hours. BayLegal Staff and …

Read More

Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond) 2:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond)
Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Contra Costa County residents with an arrest or conviction history: get help with housing issues, public benefits, suspended licenses and other ID issues, criminal record issues, employment issues, consumer issues, and identity theft. Drop-in hours …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (South San Francisco) 9:00 am
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (South San Francisco)
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
South San Francisco San Mateo Superior Court – Northern Branch – Law Library Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in South San Francisco every Tuesday at 9:00 am. Clinics last approximately 3.5 hours. …

Read More

Consumer Rights Clinic (San Jose) 9:30 am
Consumer Rights Clinic (San Jose)
Dec 20 @ 9:30 am
San José Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Consumer Rights Clinics (in conjunction with SparkPoint San José and the Workforce Institute) every Third Thursday of the month at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. The clinic is …

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Consumer Rights Clinic (San Jose) 1:00 pm
Consumer Rights Clinic (San Jose)
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm
San José Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Consumer Rights Clinics (in conjunction with SparkPoint San José and the Workforce Institute) every Third Thursday of the month at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. The clinic is …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland) 1:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland)
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alameda County residents with an arrest or conviction history: get help with housing issues, public benefits, suspended licenses and other ID issues, criminal record issues, employment issues, consumer issues, and identity theft. Drop-in hours for …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City) 9:00 am
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City)
Dec 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Redwood City Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Redwood City every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 am; and every Wednesday at 1:30 pm. Clinics last approximately 3.5 hours. BayLegal Staff and …

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Consumer Rights Clinic (Bay Point) 9:30 am
Consumer Rights Clinic (Bay Point)
Dec 21 @ 9:30 am
Bay Point Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Consumer Rights Clinics in Bay Point at SparkPoint – Contra Costa East every Third Friday of the month at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist with …

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Consumer Rights Clinic (Bay Point) 1:00 pm
Consumer Rights Clinic (Bay Point)
Dec 21 @ 1:00 pm
Bay Point Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Consumer Rights Clinics in Bay Point at SparkPoint – Contra Costa East every Third Friday of the month at 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist with …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City) 9:00 am
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City)
Dec 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Redwood City Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Redwood City every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 am; and every Wednesday at 1:30 pm. Clinics last approximately 3.5 hours. BayLegal Staff and …

Read More

Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Richmond) 9:00 am
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Richmond)
Dec 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Richmond Superior Court – Room 185 Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Richmond every Wednesday at 9:00 am. BayLegal Staff and Volunteers assist participants with pro per (self-represented) pleadings to obtain a …

Read More

Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (San Jose) 9:30 am
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (San Jose)
Dec 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Santa Clara County residents with an arrest or conviction history: get help with housing issues, public benefits, suspended licenses and other ID issues, criminal record issues, employment issues, consumer issues, and identity theft. Drop-in hours …

Read More

Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City) 1:30 pm
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City)
Dec 26 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Redwood City Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Redwood City every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 am; and every Wednesday at 1:30 pm. Clinics last approximately 3.5 hours. BayLegal Staff and …

Read More

Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond) 2:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond)
Dec 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Contra Costa County residents with an arrest or conviction history: get help with housing issues, public benefits, suspended licenses and other ID issues, criminal record issues, employment issues, consumer issues, and identity theft. Drop-in hours …

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (South San Francisco) 9:00 am
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (South San Francisco)
Dec 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
South San Francisco San Mateo Superior Court – Northern Branch – Law Library Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in South San Francisco every Tuesday at 9:00 am. Clinics last approximately 3.5 hours. …

Read More

Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland) 1:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland)
Dec 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alameda County residents with an arrest or conviction history: get help with housing issues, public benefits, suspended licenses and other ID issues, criminal record issues, employment issues, consumer issues, and identity theft. Drop-in hours for …

Read More

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City) 9:00 am
Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic (Redwood City)
Dec 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Redwood City Bay Area Legal Aid hosts Domestic Violence Restraining Order clinics in Redwood City every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 am; and every Wednesday at 1:30 pm. Clinics last approximately 3.5 hours. BayLegal Staff and …

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