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for the East Bay (Contra Costa & Alameda Counties) and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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EAST BAY LEGAL RESOURCES

  • AIDS Project Of The East Bay
    499 Fifth Street, #306,
    Oakland, CA 94607
    Ph: 510-451-5353
    Email: bill@alrp.org
    Provides legal assistance to HIV+ individuals.
    Hours: Oakland office open on Mondays and Wednesdays.
    ALRP is the only institution in the San Francisco Bay Area whose entire mission is dedicated to providing free and low-cost legal assistance and education on virtually any civil matter to persons living with HIV/AIDS. This includes such widely disparate areas as housing, employment, insurance, confidentiality matters, family law, credit, government benefits or public accommodations, to name just a few. This is accomplished through either direct representation of clients by one of ALRP's five attorneys or by careful placement of clients with one of ALRP's 700 panel attorneys.
  • East Bay Community Law Center
    www.ebclc.org
    This Web site provides a description of their four different service units for  HIV/AIDS, Housing, Employment and Income Support and Community Economic Development.

SF BAY LEGAL RESOURCES

  • ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) No. California - Gay and Lesbian Rights Chapter
    1663 Mission St., Ste. 460,
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    Phone:  415/621-2493
    Web site:  www.aclunc.org
    Acts to ensure that gay rights issues remain in the forefront of the ACLU’s civil liberties agenda. The ACLU works in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
  • AIDS Legal Referral Panel  
    City and County of San Francisco Human Rights Commission
    415.252.2500;
    www.sf-hrc.org/
    Provides free and confidential mediation and investigation of complaints about discrimination.
  • Lambda Legal Defense & Education Fund 
    www.lambdalegal.org
  • Legal Services for Children 
    Phone:  415/863-3762
    Web site:  www.lsc-sf.org
    Legal Services for Children provides confidential legal and related social services to young people free of charge. Help with guardianship, education, mental health, foster care issues, emancipation, etc.
  • National Center for Lesbian Rights
    870 Market St., Ste 570, San Francisco, CA 94102
    Phone:  415/392-6257
    Web site:  www.nclrights.org
    Email:  info@nclrights.org
    NCLR is a national legal resource center with a primary commitment to advancing the rights and safety of lesbians and their families through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, free legal advice and counseling, and public education.
  • National Partnership on Sexual Orientation for the National Immigration Justice Center.
    Phone:  415/389-2759
    Web site:  www.immigrantjustice.org/resourcespolicy/napso/napsmtest.html
    Email:  idarajuo@heartlandalliance.org
    Monitors, documents & mobilizes responses to human rights violations on the basis of sexual orientation, HIV status & gender identity.
  • Transgender Law Center
    Market Street, Room 823, San Francisco, CA 94102
    Phone:  415/865-0176 
    Web site: www.transgenderlawcenter.org
    Email: info@transgenderlawcenter.org
    Civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities. Connects transgender people and their families to technically sound and culturally competent legal services, increases acceptance and enforcement of laws and policies that support California's transgender communities, and works to change laws and systems that fail to incorporate the needs and experiences of transgender people.
  • The Williams Insittute—UCLA School of LAW
    Web site: www.law.ucla.edu/williamsinstitute/home.html
    Advancing critical thought in the field of sexual orientation law and public policy.

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