Power in the Courts: When Tenants Fight Back

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Power in the Courts: When Tenants Fight Back Robert is an attorney who represents tenants. His law firm, Central California Legal Services, handles the vast majority of eviction defense cases in Fresno. Read More → Disclaimer Your use of this website, including posting comments will not create an attorney-client relationship. You should neither act nor refrain […]

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California Desk-Based Opportunity to Assist Disaster Survivors

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California Desk-Based Opportunity to Assist Disaster Survivors   COVID-19 | Natural Disasters | Environment | Families | Health The Disaster Legal Assistance Collaborative (DLAC) is seeking CA-admitted attorney volunteers for two desk-based pro bono opportunities: 1) California Free Legal Answers:  a statewide online legal assistance program where attorneys answer COVID-19 or disaster-related legal questions and […]

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Project First Step

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Project First Step Central California Legal Services – probono@centralcallegal.org justice for families project at the Fresno County Superior Court rmcdougallsmith@fresno.courts.ca.gov Saturday, January 22, 2022 9:00am to 1:00pm – via ZOOM Register HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvf-6srzMrGt0Vghk2o4ifd_g2ak8JSiVK ATTORNEYS AND LEGAL PROFESSIONALS: Join us on zoom for a 4-hour training on domestic violence and limited scope representation. Volunteers will learn […]

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Free MCLE Coercive Control

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Project First Step Training Free MCLE Coercive Control Attorneys and legal professionals: Join us for a 1-hour presentation. Learn about the need and services through Marjaree Mason Center and how to use SB 1141 to help Elder Abuse and Domestic Violence victims become survivors through Project First Step. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2021 12:00 PM TO […]

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Unbound

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The first thing you may notice if you saw me on the street; my wheelchair.  Crippled, confined, and dependent—common adjectives to identify who I am—before I even say a word. As members of a community, we instinctually seek to help others in need. I have learned that sometimes help is found in unexpected places. Fortunately, my community is largely willing to advocate for my unique […]

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Utilities Shut Off Moratorium

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Public Utilities Shut Off Services Moratorium Ends September 30, 2021 Free Information and Services • Prevent your electric and gas from being shut off due to past bills • If you’re enrolled in the CARE Program you may be eligible to reduce your past due balance • Do you have past due electric & gas […]

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COVID-19 Housing Updates

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Emergency Rental Assistance Program   Update on the Newly Passed California and Federal Tenant Protections On September 17, the City of Fresno hosted a virtual community forum on tenants’ rights. CCLS housing attorneys Nikki Love and Brandi Snow presented, along with California State Assembly Member Dr. Joaquin Arambula and Fresno City Council President District 3 […]

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We’re Here to Help

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We’re Here to Help Our health consumer advocates can assist with you if you are facing barriers to your medical services. We assist persons with Medi-Cal, Covered California, Medicare, private insurance and private-pay patients. We can help if you are facing: delayed or denied medical services, medical debt and with requesting a second medical opinion. […]

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Section 8 Housing Discrimination

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Section 8 Housing Discrimination CCLS and the City of Fresno are partnering to provide this important message to tenants and landlords regarding Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) discrimination. We encourage persons who feel they have encountered housing discrimination, especially if they are Housing Choice Voucher (section 8) recipients, to contact any of the agencies listed […]

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