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BayLegal Attorneys Represent Client Causes at American Bar Association Annual Meeting

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During the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, held August 8-9, 2019, BayLegal attorneys shared their expertise on legal services for youth who have been victims of human trafficking, people impacted by the opioid epidemic, and people experiencing housing instability in Contra Costa County. Palmer Buchholz, Staff Attorney with the Youth Justice …

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Fighting to Preserve Housing in Richmond

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Juliana Morgan-Trostle interview
An August 26th story on Univisión 14 features a Richmond tenant and BayLegal client, Susana, who is facing eviction from one of three storage units that were illegally constructed by the landlord and subsequently red-tagged by the City of Richmond. Susana, along with the other tenants of these units, came to BayLegal through our Richmond …

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Understanding the Facts and Planning Next Steps for Those Impacted by the New Public Charge Rule (in Spanish)

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Juliana-Morgan Trostle interview
BayLegal Equal Justice Works Fellow (sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP) Juliana Morgan-Trostle appeared on Univision 14 last Friday to help dispel misinformation and address widespread concerns about the ways in which receiving certain public benefits might impact immigration status with the implementation of the new public charge rule scheduled for October 15, 2019. The interview …

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Consumer Perspectives on Student Loan Debt: BayLegal’s Juliana Fredman on KALW 91.7’s City Visions

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Yesterday’s installment of City Visions, airing on NPR-affiliate KALW 91.7 FM, San Francisco, presented a discussion of ballooning student debt levels in the Bay Area and nationally. Participants included: Juliana Fredman, BayLegal senior consumer attorney Jacob Dumez, Manager of Policy and Partners in the San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment Suzanne Martindale, Senior Policy Counsel …

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Heartfelt Gratitude to Our Summer Volunteers!

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I hope all of our Bay Area Legal Aid followers, supporters, and allies will join me and the BayLegal staff in saying an enthusiastic “thank you” to the 40 volunteers and interns who joined us this summer. This diverse, talented, committed group includes 28 law students, 10 undergraduates and 2 rising high school students (thanks …

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BayLegal at the ABA Annual Meeting and LSC Forum

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BayLegal staff, board and clients are participating in several panels, discussions and events at the American Bar Association (ABA) Annual meeting in San Francisco this Friday, August 9th. These include  Increasing Access to Legal Services for Those Experiencing Housing Instability in Contra Costa County, co-presented by the ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty and BayLegal. …

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BayLegal and Our Partners Gain a New Tool to Fight Displacement: San Francisco’s Tenant Right to Counsel Launches

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July marked the launch of the City of San Francisco’s Tenant Right to Counsel program, fulfilling the mandate of the voter-approved Proposition F (the No Eviction Without Representation Act) on the November 2018 ballot. The program guarantees a free attorney to all San Francisco tenants who have received an eviction notice or who have been …

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2017-18 Annual Report (updated)

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Our Shared Accomplishments for Equal Justice Our 2017-18 Annual Report tells the story of the scope, depth, and commitment of our work for equal justice: the hundreds of thousands of lives changed through BayLegal’s representation and our impact strategies; the lasting victories for fair housing, healthcare access, family safety and stability, and a functioning social …

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FREE Name and Gender Marker Change Clinic – San Francisco, August 18th

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Would you like FREE assistance with completing your documents to change your name and/or gender marker? Sign up for our upcoming Name and Gender Marker Change Clinic! Get legal support from caring lawyers to change your name or gender marker. Support includes education and assistance with completing your court documents and other necessary documents. Advance …

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Advocating for formerly incarcerated tenants

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A story in the June 21st edition of the San Jose Mercury News presents the many challenges to accessible, affordable, and fair housing faced by tenants with prior criminal convictions, even in jurisdictions where pre-screening of prospective tenants for criminal backgrounds is prohibited by law. The story profiles tenants struggling to access housing and stabilize …

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The San Francisco SSI Advocacy Pilot Marks 100 Clients Served

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This week brings great news from BayLegal and our partners and funders in the San Francisco SSI Advocacy Pilot. Our team has just surpassed expectations for our first project year in under ten months, with more than 100 cases in which we have provided SSI advocacy to San Francisco residents experiencing homelessness or at risk …

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Information and resources for immigrant families who might face deportation (Spanish)

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June 19th, 2019: BayLegal attorney Jessica Jenkins appeared on Univision 14 to provide information on legal rights and available resources to Spanish-speaking families with members who might face deportation proceedings. In the current climate of intensifying enforcement action and uncertainty around immigration, accurate information on the right to counsel, the right to refuse warrantless entry, …

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