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Fighting for Second Chances: BayLegal’s Reentry Unit

Categories: 20th Anniversary, Anniversary Interview Series, Anniversary Timeline, Client Story, eNewsletter Story, News
“Fear isn’t holding me back as much”   Luke is the father of two boys. One is three years old, the other seven. He works for a subcontracting company in the East Bay, where he spoke to us by phone from the company’s warehouse. “We’re still working during the pandemic,” he explained. “A lot of …

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Rob Biniaz

Categories: eNewsletter Story, News
Rob Biniaz has volunteered as a pro bono attorney with BayLegal’s Reentry Unit since 2018. He heard of our work from our partners at the East Bay Community Law Center. We asked him to share his thoughts on his experience working as a vital member of the Reentry Unit, and about what it was like …

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UPDATED: Urgent Notice for Social Security Recipients with Dependents

Categories: Homepage, News
Take Action by May 5th to Receive Your Full Economic Impact Payment! [Update 4/24/2020: Deadline for action has been extended to May 5th]. If you are a Social Security recipient with dependents and you did not file federal income taxes for 2018 or 2019, you need to take action by TUESDAY, MAY 5TH. This revised press release …

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Governor’s Executive Order Protects Stimulus Checks from Garnishment

Categories: Homepage, News
Governor Gavin Newsom announced yesterday that he has issued an Executive Order protecting stimulus payments from garnishment by consumer and government debt collectors, and also providing payment relief to 1.1 million Californians with privately held student loans. The order is effective immediately and applies retroactively. The text of the order can be found here, and …

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State Controller Betty Yee Suspends Local and State Government Debt Collection

Categories: Homepage, News
Updated April 21, 2020: Download important information about government debt collection during the COVID-19 emergency. 在COVID-19緊急情況下下載有關政府債務追收的重要信息。 Tải về thông tin quan trọng về việc thu nợ của chính phủ trong trường hợp khẩn cấp COVID-19. Descargue información importante sobre el cobro de deudas del gobierno durante la emergencia COVID-19. On Friday, March 27th, State Controller …

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Bay Legal in the News: Q&A for Tenants

Categories: Homepage, News, Other
The April 14, 2020 edition of the San José Mercury News carries a story by Louis Hansen, providing a useful overview of the rapidly-shifting landscape of tenant protections during the COVID-19 emergency in the form of a Q&A. Bay Area housing law experts, including BayLegal Senior Attorney Hilda Chan, weigh in on first steps and …

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COVID-19(新冠病毒) 租客保障

Categories: News
 雖然有頭條新聞說,全國各州暫停迫遷。 保護自己最好的方法是,如果可以的話,按時交房租。     如果由於COVID-19而無法支付房租,請在房租到期之前盡快書面告知你房東。   將所有顯示因COVID-19造成收入損失的文件拍攝下來。 這些可能包括: 工資單 你孩子學校關閉的通知 老闆通知 醫生字條顯示你必須待在家裡照顧自己或他人 銀行月結單   即使你告訴了你的房東你無法付租金並向他們提供了文件,你的房東仍可能會發給你迫遷通知。 如果你收到迫遷通知書,請立即致電800-551-5554與灣區法律援助會聯絡。   不同的城市對你要做些什麼來保留你的住屋有不同的規則和資源。欲知適用於你的規則, 請致電 800-551-5554 與灣區法律援助會聯繫。   下載此頁面的可打印版本   免費法律諮詢, 轉介和代表, 請致電: 法律諮詢專線:800-551-5554 灣區法律援助會只為低收入人士提供法律援助。我們不能保證將會有律師來代表你的案件,但是我們會為符合本會服務的人士來提供諮詢和轉介。 www.baylegal.org    

California Courts Suspend Most Evictions During COVID-19 Emergency

Categories: Homepage, News
California’s Judicial Council took action yesterday to maintain housing and prevent crowding in our state’s courtrooms during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  The Council’s 11 temporary emergency rules are designed to prevent evictions and foreclosures during the emergency period, to reduce in-person court appearances wherever possible by permitting remote court operations and proceedings, and to …

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COVID-19: Bảo Vệ Người Thuê Nhà

Categories: News, Other
Bất chấp những gì các tiêu đề nói rằng toàn quốc các tiểu bang Không có lệnh đuổi nhà. Cách tốt nhất để tự bảo vệ mình là trả tiền thuê nhà của quý vị vào đúng hạn nếu quý vị có thể. Nếu quý vị  không thể trả tiền thuê nhà của quý vị vì COVID-19, cho chủ nhà của quý vị biết bằng văn bản càng sớm càng tốt, trước khi tiền thuê …

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