menu toggle icon
Find Care:
Read Expert Guides

Bay Area Legal Aid - Santa Clara County

Special Needs Attorneys
  • Location Address: 4 North Second Street, Suite 600 | San Jose, CA 95113
  • reviews Rating: 4.30 (44 reviews)
No info provided
Ages ServedAges Served:
All ages
Care SettingsCare Settings:

About Bay Area Legal Aid - Santa Clara County

For many in our communities, justice is not an abstract ideal. It is food, shelter, and protection. It is the difference between staying in poverty and getting out, between dependence and self-reliance. But without help, justice is often denied. In the Bay Area, more than 1.2 million people live in poverty. More than half of these families have a full-tim

Show More


44 Reviews
Leave Review

Care Settings

  • Virtual

Age Ranges Served

  • person icon All ages

Help Other Families

Would you recommend this provider?


  • person icon Genevieve L. Richardson - Executive Director; University of Colorado School of Law, 2000; University of Colorado, B.A., Philosophy: Law and Society

Founding Story

Genevieve Richardson is a social justice attorney who has been committed to advancing the civil legal rights of low-income families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for over 17 years. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Genevieve served as Managing Attorney of BayLegal’s regional offices in Contra Costa, Marin, and Napa Counties. As Managing Attorney,
Show More

Education and Training

  • Education badge University of Colorado School of Law, 2000
  • Education badge University of Colorado, B.A., Philosophy: Law and Society


  • English

4 North Second Street, Suite 600, CA, 95113

Get in Contact

  • orange phone icon (408) 283-3700
  • orange mail icon


Beaming’s Promise to Families

Your trust is our top concern, so providers can't pay to alter or remove reviews. Learn more

(44 Reviews)
Leave Review
All Reviews
google review

Provides free legal services for folks who are low-income in several different fields of expertise. Call theur legal assistance line. Help offered in multiple languages.

26 May 2024
google review

Ive used their services a few times always great work and a good experience

Tristan Townley
26 May 2024
google review

The 800 number has run out of available slots b4 the call center closes for multiple days this week

Andi “Ice Queen” Dom
26 May 2024
google review

Food is always good

Carla Hull
26 March 2024
google review

Without this organization I wouldnt nor would have the confidence to file a small claims lawsuit against my fathers former landlord for illegally withholding his security deposit after moving out. Call them at the time they open their phone lines because they fill up really fast

William Lee
26 October 2023
google review

I received legal advice legal guidance legal letters to help me through an unfortunate situation with my current landlordagent who tried to evict me violate my tenants privacy. It was such an unnecessary situation. Im glade its almost over. I never thought I would be in this situation. The only reason why I put four stars is because it would have been easier for me too go into the office at BALA. Thank you Bay Area Legal Team For your help Audrey

Audrey Carlencia
26 July 2023
google review

Rude disrespectful personal lied to me via phone. Told me there are no services for my tenant rights issue regarding landlord denying my request for accommodation to use my medical equipment under ground electrical does not provide adequate service he refuses to fix and keep it up to code by law.tShe told me theres only resources for eviction services. Not worth 1 star.

Flo G
26 June 2023
google review

Returned my call the same day.Put a call into them in regards to my landlordmanager returning my rent during the moratorium. Very helpfull.

Angela Ortega
26 May 2022
google review

I left my contact information as it instruct people to do and someone will contact you back in 2 hours but it never the less happened for that matter its been days. I had others to call as well but no one ever answers or return calls back sadly we had a urgent matter and needed legal advice and or assistance especially during this pandemic with the covid 19. Timely manner is necessary when limiting to places to go with very little to no resources and have to wait days is just not relevant.

tanisha casel
26 May 2021
google review

Parking is not great for disabled... You can park in garage but its a long way to get inside. BUT BAY AREA LEGAL AIDE is AWESOME STAFF Best help ever Super skilled and knowledgeable. An absolute invaluable service to the community. Thanks

Saharah Friztgerald
26 May 2019

Frequently Asked Questions