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To schedule an appointment, please call our office at 650-558-0915.
If you need legal assistance in a criminal case, please contact the San Mateo Bar Association Private Defenders Office: (650) 298-4000
The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County's mission is to fight social injustice through civil legal advocacy for people living in poverty. Read more about our Mission and Vision here.
News and Events
Point of View Blog: Teen Parents Project
From blogger Tim Clark comes the latest entry in Legal Aid's Point of View blog: an inside look at the impact of the unique Teen Parents Project.
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Congratulations to Board Member Leticia Toledo
Congrats to extraordinary pro bono and Board member Leticia Toledo, who received the Legal Aid Association of California's (LAAC) Award of Merit in the Volunteer/Board Member category at the LAAC Luncheon this week. Joining her for the presentation was Legal Aid Director of Pro Bono Janet Seldon, who nominated Leticia for the award.
Legal Aid Debuts Pro Bono Publico
Read the debut issue of our new Pro Bono Publico for a moving story of Gilead Sciences pro bono attorney Joel Silver protecting a survivor of domestic violence.
You'll also read about Legal Aid Board member Leticia Toledo, senior counsel at the firm of Aaron, Riechert, Carpol & Riffle, APC, being honored with the Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC)’s 2017 Award of Merit in the Volunteer/Board Member category.
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Changes to health coverage? Your Covered California Questions Answered
If you have questions about how recent actions taken by the federal administration may impact your health coverage, Covered California wants you to know that coverage renewal for consumers already enrolled in Covered California has begun, and open enrollment will begin on November 1 and end on January 31, 2018.
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Disaster Relief Resources: UPDATED November
Update 11/17/17: The date to file for Disasater Unemployemnt Assistance (DUA)has been extended to December 18, 2017. Learn more at
Update: Informational events about replacing lost and destroyed documents are taking place the weekend of November 10th-11th, in Santa Rosa and Calistoga. Click here for details.
The Immigrant Legal Resources Center (ILRC), with help from National Immigration Law Center (NILC) and the Governor’s Office, has prepared a list of disaster-related resources, including D-SNAP food assistance, disaster unemployment Insurance, evacuation centers and shelters, and more.
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Standing Strong For Our Clients: DACA
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