Looking at Social Justice #38

Loking at Social Justice #38: Barbara Ronsley, paralegal, and Bao Thao, Paralegal "Paralegals Barbara Ronsley and Bao Thao share with Jim Grant how Central California Legal Services helps the community in the all important issue of Subsidized Housing. They'll describe the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program, as well as...

Looking at Social Justice #37

Looking at Social Justice #37: Tran Nguyen, Staff Attorney, and Lupe Cazarez, Paralegal "Staff Attorney Tran Nguyen and Lupe Cazarez, Paralegal share with Jim Grant how their Health Consumer Team at Central California Legal Services helps the community in the areas of Health Insurance, Health Care, and Medical Debt. In...

Fresno County District ‘Victim Blaming’ Student Who Accused Coach of Abuse, Attorney Says

Fresno County District ‘Victim Blaming’ Student Who Accused Coach of Abuse, Attorney Says "Alfred Gallegos, an attorney who has litigated sexual abuse cases, leads the Family Team at Central California Legal Services, which provides free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals, families, organizations and communities. Gallegos said although maybe there’s...

Looking at Social Justice #30

Looking at Social Justice #30: Nora Salazar-Hernandez, Central California Legal Services "CCLS Advocate Nora Salazar-Hernandez recently appeared on Looking at Social Justice, a podcast hosted by the Catholic Diocese of Fresno. Nora discussed her important work on behalf of CCLS’s clients experiencing issues with telephone and electricity bills, and solar...

Charity Care in the San Joaquin Valley

Charity Care in the San Joaquin Valley "Hundreds of working Valley families who had sought critically needed medical care found themselves first struggling to pay the exorbitant cost of that care, and then struggling with life-changing judgments against them. Central California Legal Services and its Health Consumer Center is changing...

Americans Are Going Bankrupt From Getting Sick

Americans Are Going Bankrupt From Getting Sick "In some states, hospitals are required to provide charity care to certain low-income and uninsured patients, but several advocacy groups told me that these patients sometimes get regular bills instead. “We were seeing hospitals sending debtors to debt collections without saying anything to...

Residents Sue Over RV Park’s Squalid Conditions

Residents Sue Over RV Park’s Squalid Conditions "Marin is joined in the lawsuit by her daughter Gabriela Marin, and Brenda Herrera, another resident at Jack’s Bayou Resort. Attorneys from Central California Legal Services represent the plaintiffs. The Marins and Herrera did not list an exact dollar amount they are seeking,...