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Anna

Anna Acting Director of Legal Services and Family Law Attorney I have always felt that, because of my education and societal privilege, I had an obligation to speak up. So I started doing a lot of volunteer work, particularly around sexual violence and trauma. I...

Jaron and Patrick

Patrick and Jaron Law Students "I've been in the nonprofit world for 8 years. The legal sphere is so far out of reach for people that can't afford it, but it's the only thing that will help in many situations. We helped conduct an intake for two families that have...

Ange

Both of my parents are from Mexico. My dad is a citizen and my mom has a green card. When I was little, I thought she was a citizen too, and then one day I found my mom’s test to become a citizen in a bag with some other documents.

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Shawn

Shawn Client, Local Resident I'm a born resident of San Francisco. My mother's from 24th and Mission, my dad's from Shotwell, my grandfather's from Shotwell. Just so you know my background, my grandfather was murdered on Market and 9th. My father was murdered on...

Virginia

Virginia Legal Services Director, Co-Founder Adrian and I met at USF in our Rebellious Lawyering class. It’s actually called Rebellious Lawyering, which is slightly funny to me because it's about how to be collaborative with your clients, and working collaboratively...

Glenn

Glenn Client, Veteran I came here as a homeless vet and needed help with a plethora of things, like clothes and food. The most recent thing was bankruptcy. You have to get somewhere to even get to where you can claim bankruptcy. What this place [Bayview/Hunters Point...

Mayvell

Mayvell Investigator I love the fact that, over here, they don't discriminate. You can come here with any case and they'll take it on. Even if they can't help you, they'll refer other people. I feel like a lot of people do get discouraged. When they want legal help,...

Vanisha

Vanisha New Door Intern I live in this community, right next to Candlestick Park. This is an intern job that I have from this program called New Doors. New Doors is a program for youth age 17 to 24. When I first started here, it was kind of hard, because I wasn't...

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