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Celebrating a Partnership for Justice

Categories: Attorneys, Client Story, eNewsletter Story, Homepage, Litigation, News
Often the issues that clients bring to Bay Area Legal Aid involve basic human rights: freedom from coercion, safety from violence, health, and shelter. Few issues are more fundamental than the right to live safely in stable housing. However, addressing the legal dimensions of this right often involves multiple, complex systems and areas of law. Defending our …

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BayLegal helps San Francisco client fight back against housing discrimination

Categories: Attorneys, Client Story, eNewsletter Story, Homepage, News
A story in the Bay Area Reporter details the experience of Lisa Willis, a trans woman who faced racial and sexual discrimination in a nonprofit housing development. Ms. Willis, a San Francisco resident and musician, came to BayLegal for legal representation, and successfully reached a settlement with the housing provider. Ms. Willis was a resident …

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BayLegal at the Oakland Community Block Party | BayLegal en la Comunidad de Oakland Fiesta del Barrio

Categories: Announcements, Homepage, News
BayLegal’s Youth Justice team at the Oakland Community Block Party this Saturday Join attorneys and youth advocates from BayLegal’s Youth Justice team at the 5th Oakland Community Block Party, presented by Alameda County Public Defenders and featuring live music, great food, community-building and a variety of resources. 🗓️ Save the date: April 20, 2024 🕚 …

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Join BayLegal at El Tímpano’s resource fair | Únase a BayLegal en la feria de recursos de El Tímpano

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This Saturday: El Tímpano’s Resource Fair Are you looking for resources and services in Spanish in the Bay Area? Join BayLegal and other community organizations at @El Tímpano’s Feria de Recursos. Get to know local organizations that provide support to immigrants in areas like health, immigration, housing, and more. Come with the whole family and celebrate …

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A note from our Executive Director

Categories: eNewsletter Story, Executive Director blog, Homepage, News
On March 8th, International Women’s Day, I celebrated my 6th anniversary as the Executive Director. Working with our dedicated team of expert advocates across the Bay Area is a privilege. They are deeply committed to addressing poverty and discrimination, working alongside clients daily to improve individual lives and society as a whole. 2024 is also …

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BayLegal’s new Director of Litigation — Brenda Adams

Categories: Announcements, Attorneys, eNewsletter Story, Homepage, Litigation, News
We are excited to announce that Brenda Star Adams has joined BayLegal as our Director of Litigation. Brenda previously worked for BayLegal in our inter-personal violence prevention team handling family law and immigration cases, and before that she was a housing litigator with the Eviction Defense Center.  Since leaving BayLegal, she worked for Equal Rights …

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Here’s the T: Trans Visibility — an event co-sponsored by Bay Area Legal Aid

Categories: Announcements, Attorneys, eNewsletter Story, Homepage, News
We invite you to join BayLegal and our co-sponsors at the San Francisco Public Library’s Koret Auditorium for a panel discussion on the legal and policy barriers and challenges facing trans people in education, healthcare access, public participation and civil rights. Participants will include youth activists, public officials and legal professionals. BayLegal is proud to …

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Nuevos recursos legales y otros en español y mam | New legal and other resources in Spanish and Mam

Categories: eNewsletter Story, Homepage, News, Resources
Looking for services and resources in Spanish and Mam in the Bay Area? Check out El Timpano’s new Guía de Recursos, a curated and vetted guide to programs and organizations that serve the East Bay’s Latino and Mayan immigrants.     ¿Busca recursos y servicios en español y mam en el Área de la Bahía? …

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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

Categories: Announcements, Attorneys, eNewsletter Story, Homepage, News
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

Categories: Advocacy, eNewsletter Story, Homepage, News, Resources
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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