BayLegal’s Practice Areas

We serve clients through the following practice areas and special projects:

  • CONSUMER: unfair and deceptive business practices, debt collection abuses and harassment, student loan collection, credit access and inaccurate reporting, and enforcement of other consumer rights and remedies 
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION: family law and immigration relief for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • ECONOMIC JUSTICE: income security, removal of barriers to employment, SSI/SSDI, CalWorks, General Assistance, CalFresh, and county-based indigent programs
  • HEALTH CARE ACCESS: essential health care access, including Medi-Cal, Denti-Cal, Medicare, Paratransit, county-based indigent programs, In-Home Supportive Services, Covered California, and private health insurance.
  • HOUSING PRESERVATION and HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION: landlord-tenant matters, subsidized and public housing issues, unlawful evictions, foreclosures, habitability, and enforcement of fair housing laws
  • MEDICAL-LEGAL PARTNERSHIP: holistic services at San Francisco General Hospital
  • RE-ENTRY PROJECT: holistic support and legal representation for formerly incarcerated populations
  • VETERANS: holistic support and legal representation for low-income veterans and their families
  • YOUTH JUSTICE PROJECT: holistic support and legal representation for homeless and at-risk youth

Bay Area Legal Aid’s attorneys and paralegals help people with civil legal problems. We do not provide help with criminal matters. For help with a criminal matter, please call your local Public Defender’s office or bar association.

For civil legal help, please call our Legal Advice Line to apply for assistance:

Alameda County – (510) 250-5270
Contra Costa County West – (510) 250-5270
Contra Costa County East – (925) 219-3325
Marin County – (415) 354-6360
Napa County – (707) 320-6348
San Francisco – (415) 354-6360
San Mateo County – (800) 551-5554
Santa Clara County – (408) 850-7066
Toll-Free – (800) 551-5554

Is your county not listed? Visit to find your local legal aid provider.

Hearing Impaired? Call California Relay Service: Dial 711 or from TTY dial 1-800-735-2929 or visit

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