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Legal clinic resources for Contra Costa County!

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In-person Housing Rights and Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinics Contra Costa County residents: BayLegal has updated our information on our Contra Costa Domestic Violence Restraining Order legal clinics, available in both remote formats and in-person hosted by a community partner organization. We have also added in-person Housing Rights clinics at our Contra Costa County office …

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Bay Area Legal Aid Secures Statewide Injunction Against Achievable Solutions, Inc. (ASI) in Landmark Fraudulent Debt Collection Case

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BAY AREA LEGAL AID MEDIA CONTACT Taylor Brady tbrady@baylegal.org (510) 250-5234   Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) Secures Statewide Injunction Against Achievable Solutions, Inc. (ASI) in Landmark Fraudulent Debt Collection Case Oakland, California, December 4, 2023— Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) achieved a significant legal victory in its claims against Achievable Solutions, …

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New Youth Justice resource: Know Your Rights – AB 181

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Thanks to BayLegal YouthJustice law clerk Sophie Tohl and intern Armaan Sharma for this one-page guide to a new diploma pathway for young people with disabilities, established under California’s AB 181. Please circulate widely to any students you serve who entered ninth grade during the 2022-23 school year or later, and who might qualify for …

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Derechos para inquilinos in Contra Costa (Facebook Live en español)

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Derechos para inquilinos en Contra Costa Presentado por El Tímpano y coorganizado por Bay Area Legal Aid una conversación con Alejandra Perez Orozco, Abogado de vivienda de Bay Area Legal Aid Hablaremos sobre las leyes locales y estatales y compartiremos recursos de organizaciones locales que ofrecen ayuda legal y fondos de asistencia económica. 13 de …

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Your Donation Helps BayLegal Close the Justice Gap for Tens of Thousands in the Bay Area

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This #GivingTuesday, and throughout the year-end charitable giving season, BayLegal is counting on our individual, law firm, and organizational friends, allies, and partners to provide critical support for our work with a donation to the 2023 Annual Campaign. BayLegal’s ability to close the justice gap for individuals and communities in the Bay Area too often …

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Post-Moratorium Spike in Contra Costa County Evictions—And Where Tenants Can Find Help

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This story by Daniel Hennessy, published last Friday in the Richmond Confidential, and quoting BayLegal’s Contra Costa County Managing Attorney Adam Poe, examines court data from Contra Costa County and substantiates what tenant advocates, legal aid firms and our clients have been experiencing over the course of this year: eviction proceedings for nonpayment of rent …

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Housing Resource for Young People Who Are Leaving or Have Left Foster Care

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BayLegal is pleased to share this PDF resource for the FYI program. Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) housing vouchers can help young people who are leaving or have left foster care to remain housed, and can also help connect recipients to other support programs. Download the PDF below, and share widely if you work with …

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Get a refund for bills from Santa Clara Valley Medical Center—ACT NOW!

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Our colleagues at the Western Center on Law and Poverty (WCLP) recently settled a lawsuit against the County of Santa Clara related to notices and implementation of their charity care policy. The settlement requires the County to review bills that were sent to collections between October 28, 2018 and December 31, 2021.  The attached PDF flyer from WCLP …

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Bay Area Legal Aid, Texas Advocacy Project and Allies File Amicus Brief to Safeguard Domestic Violence Survivors from Lethal Firearms Access

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BAY AREA LEGAL AID CONTACT Taylor Brady tbrady@baylegal.org (510) 250-5234 Bay Area Legal Aid, Texas Advocacy Project and Allies File Amicus Brief to Safeguard Domestic Violence Survivors from Lethal Firearms Access Section 922(g)(8) focuses on preventing individuals who have committed or threatened family violence from accessing firearms during the period they are …

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California Court of Appeal Declares San Francisco’s Poverty Tows Unconstitutional As Legislature Confronts Towing Policies Statewide

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Car being towed
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 2023 PRESS CONTACT: Raya Steier, 530-723-2426, rsteier@lccrsf.org ***PRESS RELEASE*** San Francisco, CA– Last Friday, the California Court of Appeal held that San Francisco’s policy of towing lawfully and safely parked vehicles without a warrant, solely due to unpaid parking tickets, violates the California Constitution. San Francisco’s towing policies permanently deprive thousands …

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New Resource: Know Your Rights – Domestic Violence

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BayLegal Youth Intern Armaan Sharma has assembled and designed a new Know Your Rights resource on domestic violence. With extensive information on legal definitions and rights, and specific information for youth, immigrants, and LGBTQIA+ individuals, we hope this resource will prove useful to anyone seeking help or providing community education on domestic violence. Download the …

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