The Law Belongs to All of Us

A person’s ability to enforce important civil rights should not depend on their income.
We’re changing that by creating the country’s first system of universal access
to legal representation.

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Sponsorship cases are open, meaning we aren’t sure how they will turn out. When you sponsor a case, we’ll tell you how it closed – be it good, bad, or neutral. 100% of your donation funds life-saving legal help.

Meet our clients

Closed Cases Since We Opened on Jan. 7, 2013

Evictions Prevented & Families Housed

Thousands of Dollars in Awards and Settlements

Thousands of Dollars in Discharged Debt

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    Sharon was forced at gunpoint to unlawfully leave her home by her landlord

    Sharon worked for years as Mr. Jackson’s cleaner and caretaker. But when Mr. Jackson died, his family turned on her. Their attacks escalated from increasing her rent to evicting her unlawfully at gunpoint. Now homeless, jobless, and sick, Sharon is looking for justice.

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    $350.00 donated of $1,800.00 goal

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    Monique was brutally beaten by her neighbor in front of her children.

    It was a normal morning for Monique and her kids. They were rushing off to school when suddenly a neighbor blocked their path bearing a baseball bat. What unfolded would traumatize their family for months ahead. Healing starts now.

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    $640.00 donated of $640.00 goal

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    23-year-old Felipe is a full-time employed student facing an eviction

    Felipe filed the necessary paperwork to renew his lease but when his paperwork was lost, at no fault of his own, he was given a 14-day eviction notice instead.

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Our Model

 

Universal Access

We believe every person, of any income, should be able to enforce all their civil rights under law.

Place-Based

We focus on the highest need neighborhoods of Southeast San Francisco

Direct Services

We directly provide legal representation to low-income residents in over 35 areas of law.

Community Development

We build local wealth by giving everyone an opportunity to be an owner in Bayview.

We rely on people like you to help ensure everyone can enforce their rights

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What’s New

We Are Running for Justice in The San Francisco Marathon

We Are Running for Justice in The San Francisco Marathon

On July 31st, 2016, a team of justice advocates, attorneys, and BHPCL volunteers will be running in The San Francisco Marathon as an official charity team! Team Runners for Justice will be documenting their journey while fundraising for BHPCL through Crowdrise, the official SF Marathon crowdfunding portal.

Our Annual Gala

Our Annual Gala

Bayview/Hunters Point Community Legal's Annual Gala Save the date: November 10, 2016 Reserve your tickets or table here   |   Sponsorship information Nov 10  |  6:00pm – 9:30pm Bayview Opera House 4705 3rd St San Francisco, CA 94124 Purchase tickets Dinner Open...