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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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BayLegal Files Amicus Brief in CA Supreme Court Case: Cal. Capital Insurance Co. v. Hoehn

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[We are pleased to share the press release from OneJustice on our amicus brief in this critically important case for California consumers]. CONTACT: Leigh Ferrin – OneJustice – (415) 834-0100 ext 422, lferrin@one-justice.org San Francisco – Today, OneJustice, along with Bay Area Legal Aid, and the Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice at UC Berkeley Law School, filed an …

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BayLegal Launches Our 2022 Annual Report

Categories: Advocacy, Announcements, Attorneys, Client Story, eNewsletter Story, Homepage, News, Publication
Dear BayLegal friends, Working Together for Justice is much more than a tag line—it is about the expertise, resources and partnerships that are needed to address the deep socioeconomic and civil legal inequities in our country. Legal Services Corporation (LSC) issued an updated Justice Gap Report in 2022, which like the California State Bar Justice …

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Name and Gender Marker Change Legal Clinic | Clínica Legal Para Cambio De Género Y Nombre

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Bay Area Legal Aid Name and Gender Marker Change Clinic Are you seeking a name and/or gender marker court order to conform with your gender identity? Sign up to get free help from attorneys and advocates for completing court paperwork and updating identity documents such as CA birth certificates, marriage licenses, passports, social security cards, …

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PRESS RELEASE: Rent Thefts Target Low-Income Communities in Napa

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT: Consuelo Amezcua, 707-603-1374, camezcua@baylegal.org ***PRESS RELEASE*** Rent Thefts Target Low-Income Communities in Napa Download a PDF copy of this release. Napa, CA- Local community organizations, including Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal), Fair Housing Napa Valley (FHNV), On the Move (OTM), and Puertas Abiertas (PA) along with Napa …

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Reporta Univision 14 sobre robo de rentas en Napa | Univision 14 reports on rent thefts in Napa

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Esta historia transmitida por Univision 14 el viernes pasado informa sobre una serie reciente de robos organizados en la ciudad de Napa, en los que los ladrones apuntaron a los buzones de alquiler en 25 propiedades de alquiler. La mayoría de los cientos de inquilinos afectados son familias latinas de bajos ingresos, muchas de las …

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