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 panel fraud. CCLS is a […]

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Charity Care in the San Joaquin Valley

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Charity Care in the San Joaquin Valley By Joy K. Dockter (Law ’10), Central California Legal Services Health Consumer Center Staff Attorney and Tashara J. Kuspa, Central California Legal Services Health Consumer Center Team Lead In 2017, a collection agency acting on behalf of a local hospital filed more than 200 lawsuits in Fresno County […]

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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 that.” Read More → Disclaimer […]

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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 the debt collectors” about charity […]

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Champions of Justice 2018

Return of the Champions The return of the fabulous Champions of Justice Reception was a tremendous success with over 200 individuals who came to join us in honoring our award recipients. The financial support of our sponsors, advertisers and donors contributed significantly to the success of the reception. It is heartwarming to have so many […]

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How CCLS Keeps a Client in Her Home

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How CCLS Keeps a Client in Her Home Aindra Evans walked into Central California Legal Services (CCLS) distraught at the thought of her children’s lives being ruined with the prospect of an imminent eviction looming over their heads. At her wits’ end, with nowhere to turn she turned to for counsel and that is exactly […]

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Central California Legal Services’ First Alumni Event

Central California Legal Services’ First Alumni Event We put the band back together to celebrate Central California Legal Services’ first alumni event for all current and former staff and board members. Taking place on July 14th, 2018 in Fresno everyone in attendance enjoyed a Blues Brothers themed casual night full of fun, food, and music […]

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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, but because the suit is […]

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How CCLS Delivers a Senior from a Fraudulent Contract

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How CCLS Delivers a Senior from a Fraudulent Contract Roberto Garibay, 73, walked into Central California Legal Services (CCLS) devastated at the prospect of having to pay a debt that would outlive him. He was a victim of a solar company’s predatory scheme to deceive unknowing savings-minded consumers who look to seize opportunities to reduce […]

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