Reentry project

We provide wrap-around legal services to individuals with arrest or conviction histories causing barriers to successful reintegration into society. We address the many and varied collateral consequences of criminal convictions and incarceration through legal representation across a wide array of practice areas, including:

  • Housing – evictions, housing denials, landlord/tenant issues
  • Public Benefits (CalWORKs, Medi-Cal, CalFresh, General Assistance) – denials, terminations, overpayments, sanctions
  • Suspended Driver’s Licenses & Traffic Court Debt
  • Criminal Record Remedies – “expungements,” reduction of felonies to misdemeanors, early termination of probation, record sealing
  • Employment – background checks, employment denials, occupational licensing appeals
  • Consumer – debt, credit reporting, identity theft

Reentry attorneys are available to serve clients in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara Counties.

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UPCOMING LEGAL CLINICS

Bay Area Legal Aid provides monthly Know Your Rights training throughout Alameda County.

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond) 9:00 am
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond)
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
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  at least March 31, 2020. Our attorneys and support staff will …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland) 1:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland)
Apr 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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  at least March 31, 2020. Our attorneys and support staff will …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond) 9:00 am
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond)
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
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  at least March 31, 2020. Our attorneys and support staff will …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland) 1:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland)
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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  at least March 31, 2020. Our attorneys and support staff will …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond) 9:00 am
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond)
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
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  at least March 31, 2020. Our attorneys and support staff will …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland) 1:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland)
Apr 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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  at least March 31, 2020. Our attorneys and support staff will …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond) 12:30 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond)
Apr 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
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  at least March 31, 2020. Our attorneys and support staff will …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond) 9:00 am
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond)
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
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  at least March 31, 2020. Our attorneys and support staff will …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland) 1:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland)
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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  at least March 31, 2020. Our attorneys and support staff will …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond) 9:00 am
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Richmond)
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
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  at least March 31, 2020. Our attorneys and support staff will …

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Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland) 1:00 pm
Reentry Legal Services Drop-In Clinic (Oakland)
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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  at least March 31, 2020. Our attorneys and support staff will …

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