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Legal Aid helps low-income clients with civil legal issues. We are unable to assist with traffic tickets or criminal cases, including DUI’s.
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News and Events
7/13: Legal Aid Responds to Latest Threat to the Affordable Care Act
At Legal Aid, we continue to watch carefully as Congress attempts to threaten the gains made for low-income persons under the Affordable Care Act. In its bid to appease both those who support Medicaid expansion, and those who oppose it, this latest Senate version fails to satisfy what must be the most basic requirement for healthcare legislation: to provide the opportunity for all to have access to quality healthcare that they can afford. Learn more about how Legal Aid helps with access to healthcare.
Full-Time Staff Attorney Job Opportunities
Legal Aid is seeking attorneys with a passion for social justice for positions in our Health Consumer Center, and our LIBRE (LInking Immigrants to Benefits, Resources, and Education) multi-agency collaborative.
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McConnell Fellowship Honored
At the Legal Aid offices this week, we honored the memory of the late Carl L. McConnell, former Reginald Heber Smith Fellow (“Reggie”) and Managing Attorney at Legal Aid, by welcoming his widow, Susan McConnell. Susan met the inaugural McConnell Summer Fellow (“Carlie”?), Wenfei Cai, and other members of Legal Aid’s Family Advocacy Program (FAP) team. Eric Wright, Professor of Law at the Santa Clara University School of Law, was there representing the creators of the Carl L. McConnell Summer Fellowship, including Brian Newcomb, David Packard, Peter Reid, Stephanie Sparks, and Margaret Wright. The Fellowship was established to honor Carl's memory, his commitment to legal services for those with limited resources, and his dedication to mentoring.
Pictured l-r: Legal Aid Executive Director Stacey Hawver, Susan McConnell, McConnell Fellow Wenfei Cai, FAP Legal Director Kate Stanford, FAP Senior Project Coordinator Francisca Guzman, Eric Wright.
"Point of View": NEW Legal Aid Blog
Legal Aid launches its new blog with summer intern blogger Iliana Arbeed, as she goes inside the workings of Legal Aid, meeting attorneys and their clients, and conducting policy research in areas that directly affect them.
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Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County Announces Receipt of Measure K Funding
On Tuesday, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution authorizing an agreement with the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County to provide legal services supporting immigrant residents.
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Progress in the Fight Against Illegal Threats to Immigrant Tenants
Legal Aid contributes data and testimony to the passage of AB 291, moving to strengthen legal protection for immigrant tenants.
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