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Victory! San Mateo Ends Collection of Illegal Court Fees that Penalize Poverty; Settlement Talks With California’s Statewide Judicial Council Continue

Categories: Advocacy, eNewsletter Story, Homepage, Litigation, News
Bay Area Legal Aid, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California, and the law firm of Fenwick & West LLP, are celebrating a significant victory this week in our ongoing litigation against the Judicial Council of California and the San Mateo Superior Court. In …

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Observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Bay Area Legal Aid recognizes October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We join with our partner agencies, advocates, survivors and their allies in seeing this month as an opportunity to increase public focus and support for more and better resources to support survivors and their children and families in navigating both short-term needs for safety, …

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New tenant Know Your Rights resource from CA CRD

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The California Civil Rights Department has developed a tenant fact sheet covering the basics of protections for renters in areas including: rent increases evictions repairs and habitability security deposits housing discrimination   Download the fact sheet in English     |    Descarga la ficha técnica en español     |     下载中文简报   한국어로 된 팩트 …

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Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day!

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On the second Monday of October, BayLegal stands with the growing number of cities, municipalities, states, and organizations that recognize and honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day. On this day we celebrate the resiliency, spirit, and presence of Indigenous People across the lands, because it is vital to the fight for liberation. The recognition of this day …

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BayLegal Launches Our 2022 Annual Fund Campaign

Categories: Announcements, eNewsletter Story, Fundraising, Homepage, News, Recognition
This week, BayLegal launches the public phase of our 2022 Partners In Justice Annual Campaign, and invites our readers and social media followers to renew your commitments as donors—or to make this commitment for the first time. In previous years, BayLegal has launched the public campaign between Thanksgiving and the winter holidays. This year, the …

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A Big Win for Tenants in San Pablo

Categories: eNewsletter Story, Homepage, Litigation, News
Gavel And Small Model House On Wooden Table
This summer, Alejandra Pérez Orozco of Bay Area Legal Aid’s Contra Costa County housing law team and Hilda Chan, Regional Counsel of Housing Litigation, with co-counsel from the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), achieved a major legal victory for tenants of an apartment building in San Pablo. California’s Tenant Protection Act of 2019 …

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CalFresh for Minors – new resource

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Thanks to Youth Justice law clerk Haleigh Cotton for developing this quick reference sheet for unaccompanied youth applying for CalFresh benefits. Please distribute widely to youth clients or peers, and consult the resource list on our main Youth Justice page for additional information and links to our youth self-referral form.   Download the PDF document …

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Celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

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Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month is observed from September 15-October 15 to spotlight and celebrate the lives, lineage, and accomplishments of Hispanic/Latinx/o/ae peoples. September 15 commences Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month because these dates encompass many significant events for the Latin countries such as the anniversaries of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua on September 15, Mexico on September 16 (no, it’s not …

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BayLegal’s Napa County Regional Office Has Moved!

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New Address in Napa Bay Area Legal Aid’s Napa County regional office has moved! We are now located in downtown Napa at: 1250 Main St., Suite 210 Box 18 Napa, CA 94559 Please note that reception and remote service schedules remain as posted previously. For these and other details, please consult  

BayLegal Publishes Our 2021 Annual Report

Categories: Announcements, eNewsletter Story, Executive Director blog, Fundraising, Homepage, News, Publication
Dear Partners In Justice, Thank you for your partnership and support of our critical work with low-income communities throughout the Bay Area toward a more just society for all! The publication today of our 2021 Annual Report stands as a compelling reminder to all of us at BayLegal of what your support means for our …

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