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Legal Aid Of Marin

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Legal Aid Of Marin

  1. 1. LEGAL AID OF MARIN Justice for All Legal Services First – Community Solutions Always Legal Aid of Marin - 2009
  2. 2. Legal Aid of Marin Misperception #1 <ul><li>We help people sue people with abandon. </li></ul><ul><li>Fact - We help file lawsuits far less than 10 times/year out of the 2000 or more households we serve. We intervene early, negotiate in good faith and settle matters without costly litigation. We practice preventative law whenever possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Chances are - you were not sued by Legal Aid of Marin? </li></ul>Legal Aid of Marin - 2009
  3. 3. Legal Aid of Marin Misperception #2 <ul><li>Legal Aid of Marin is funded by the federal government – we must not need donors. </li></ul><ul><li>Fact – Legal Aid of Marin has not received federal funding since 2001 so we can more fully serve all Marin residents. </li></ul><ul><li>Have you ever donated to Legal Aid of Marin? </li></ul>Legal Aid of Marin - 2009
  4. 4. Legal Aid of Marin Misperception #3 <ul><li>Everyone in Marin can afford an attorney. </li></ul><ul><li>Facts – There is one private attorney for every 250 California residents. There is one Legal Aid attorney for every 8,000 California residents. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 30% of the Marin population qualifies for Legal Aid of Marin services including children, families, individuals and older adults. They are victims, workers, tenants and debtors. They are your neighbors. </li></ul><ul><li>Have you referred someone to Legal Aid of Marin? </li></ul>Legal Aid of Marin - 2009
  5. 5. Legal Aid of Marin Eligibility <ul><li>Legal Aid of Marin changed eligibility requirements in 2006 to increase the number of clients we can serve. </li></ul><ul><li>We help Marin residents. </li></ul><ul><li>Clients must be low-income, or 60 years of age or older, to receive a free consultation. [Older adults get a free consultation irrespective of income]. </li></ul><ul><li>We prioritize our services for clients to meet the greatest need. </li></ul>Legal Aid of Marin - 2009
  6. 6. Legal Aid of Marin Ineligible as Clients <ul><li>Employers </li></ul><ul><li>Landlords </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Conflicts of Interest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Actual or Perceived unless we receive a waiver of the conflict) </li></ul></ul>Legal Aid of Marin - 2009
  7. 7. Legal Aid of Marin Housing Related Services (40%) <ul><li>- Homelessness Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>- Eviction Defense </li></ul><ul><li>- Foreclosure Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>- Predatory Loans </li></ul><ul><li>- Habitability Complaints </li></ul><ul><li>- Tenant Organizing and Education </li></ul><ul><li>- Tenant Associations </li></ul><ul><li>- Security Deposit Recovery </li></ul>Legal Aid of Marin - 2009
  8. 8. Legal Aid of Marin Employment Related Services (20%) <ul><li>- Wage & Hour Claims including </li></ul><ul><li>minimum wage, overtime and both meal and rest break enforcement. </li></ul><ul><li>- Discrimination Claims </li></ul><ul><li>- Wrongful Termination </li></ul><ul><li>- Workers Compensation </li></ul><ul><li>- Improper Payroll Deductions </li></ul>Legal Aid of Marin - 2009
  9. 9. Legal Aid of Marin Consumer Related Services (20%) <ul><li>- Unfair Debt Collection </li></ul><ul><li>- Consumer Fraud </li></ul><ul><li>- Unfair Business Practices </li></ul><ul><li>- Insurance Claims </li></ul><ul><li>- Claims of Exemption </li></ul><ul><li>- Financial Elder Abuse </li></ul>Legal Aid of Marin - 2009
  10. 10. Legal Aid of Marin Other Services <ul><li>Most other civil matters (20%) </li></ul><ul><li>- Family Law – cases not able to be served by the Family & Children’s Law Center </li></ul><ul><li>- Dependency Law (child abuse and neglect) </li></ul><ul><li>- Small Claims Court Appeals </li></ul><ul><li>- Civil Rights Matters </li></ul><ul><li>- Any other civil matter that we can assist, handle or refer </li></ul>Legal Aid of Marin - 2009
  11. 11. Legal Aid of Marin Pro Bono & Clinics <ul><li>We leverage our resources with over $1 million in volunteer and pro bono services each year. </li></ul><ul><li>We have a pro bono panel of over 200 attorneys. </li></ul><ul><li>Law firms team with us on complex matters. </li></ul><ul><li>Clinics: - Bankruptcy </li></ul><ul><li>- Personal Injury </li></ul><ul><li>- Employment </li></ul><ul><li>- Estate Planning/Probate </li></ul><ul><li>- Foreclosure </li></ul><ul><li>- General Advice </li></ul>Legal Aid of Marin - 2009
  12. 12. Legal Aid of Marin Outreach & Special Projects <ul><li>Marin Medical – Legal Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>- Marin Community Clinics – office hours </li></ul><ul><li>[San Rafael and Novato] </li></ul><ul><li>- Coastal Health Alliance – office hours </li></ul><ul><li>[Point Reyes Station and Bolinas] </li></ul><ul><li>Community Partners – office hours </li></ul><ul><li>- Canal Alliance </li></ul><ul><li>- Novato Human Needs </li></ul><ul><li>- Whistlestop </li></ul><ul><li>- Mill Valley Community Center </li></ul>Legal Aid of Marin - 2009
  13. 13. Legal Aid of Marin Outreach & Special Projects Cont . <ul><li>Homeless Outreach </li></ul><ul><li>- Marin Project Homeless Connect </li></ul><ul><li>- St. Vincent De Paul Dining Hall office hours </li></ul><ul><li>Bi-national Health Week – Outreach Countywide </li></ul><ul><li>Marin Opportunity Centers (planning) </li></ul><ul><li>- San Rafael and Novato – locations and services for temporary workers </li></ul><ul><li>- Virtual Hiring Hall – serving ALL Marin residents </li></ul>Legal Aid of Marin - 2009
  14. 14. Legal Aid of Marin Contact Information <ul><li>Marin Justice Center </li></ul><ul><li>30 N. San Pedro Road, Suite 220 </li></ul><ul><li>San Rafael, CA 94903 </li></ul><ul><li>(415) 492-0230 </li></ul><ul><li>www.legalaidmarin.org </li></ul>Legal Aid of Marin - 2009

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