Family Law 101 for DV Advocates

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03/03/11 Bay Area Legal Aid 1 Bay Area Legal Aid Family Law 101 for Domestic Violence Advocates August 21, 2009 Kristen Washburn, Staff Attorney 510-250-5205 kwashburn!@baylegal.org Please do not reproduce or alter without permission.
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03/03/11 Bay Area Legal Aid 2 Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda County Regional Office 1735 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94612 Telephone Number: 510-663-4744 http://www.baylegal.org Providing free legal services to low income residents of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, & Santa Clara Counties.
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03/03/11 Bay Area Legal Aid 3 FREE legal advice & representation in the these areas: Housing: Eviction Defense; Housing Conditions; Fair Housing Discrimination; Lock outs; Utility Shut-offs; and Loss of Section 8 benefits. Domestic Violence: Dissolutions, Legal Separation or Annulment; Restraining Orders; Child Custody and Visitation; Child and Spousal Support; and Immigration Relief for Domestic Violence survivors. Public Benefits: CalWORKs; Social Security Disability Benefits; SSI; Food Stamps; and General Assistance. Health Access: Medi-Cal and Denti-Cal; Medicare; Healthy Families Program; In-Home Support Services; Paratransit Services; Mental Health Services; and HMO.
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03/03/11 Bay Area Legal Aid 4 Accessing Bay Area Legal Aid’s services: LEGAL ADVICE LINE: 510-250-5270 Wed 1-3 DV callers only Clients will be screened for financial eligibility and if found eligible, will speak to an advocate about their case. If clients need further assistance and/or representation, they will be scheduled for an appointment to meet with an advocate at the regional office. For clients who are limited English proficient (LEP) , bilingual advocates or free interpretation in other languages is available. Reasonable accommodations offered for persons with disabilities.
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03/03/11 Bay Area Legal Aid 5 Who qualifies for services from Bay Area Legal Aid? Residents of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, & Santa Clara Counties. Low income No conflicts of interest for other party CALL WITH ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT ELIGIBILITY!
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03/03/11 Bay Area Legal Aid 6 Other resources for family law services in Alameda County Alameda County Bar Association Self Help Centers at the Courts Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach Family Violence Law Center
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03/03/11 Bay Area Legal Aid 7 Your role as an advocate You do NOT need to give legal advice! Use this training to become familiar with family law terms Refer back to the materials as needed PLEASE REFER FOLKS TO BAY AREA LEGAL AID!!
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03/03/11 Bay Area Legal Aid 8 Key Concepts in Family Law Parental abduction Dissolution Paternity Actions Domestic Partnerships Mediation
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03/03/11 Bay Area Legal Aid 9 Different Kinds of Family Law Actions Restraining Order
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course SOC 168 taught by Professor Lio during the Spring '07 term at UC Riverside.

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