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December 9, 2012

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December 9, 2012

I didn't particularly like the attitude of one of the lawyers. She seemed unfriendly & not concerned with my case. Next time, I will steer clear of Ms. Chen. She was unhelpful.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Somewhat badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 7, 2011

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October 7, 2011

We are a low income family rented an apartment that was horribly infested with fleas. Our landlord refused to provide us with a clean apartment to temporarily stay while waiting for the pet control spray causing us to be homeless for nearly 2 months while still having to pay for the rent. We have come to Bay Area Legal Aid in San Jose, CA and got all the help from the staff to get justice done. My family and I would like to thank Bay Area Legal Aid Team for their support and hard work to bring a result to my case. We went to court and got a very good result. Without help from Bay Area Legal Aid, poor family like us would not stand a chance against those big corporation who do not do the right things.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

dealing with legal matters such as discriminating against people who do not have the money to pay the full amount of rent and are subsidized by the Housing Section 8 Program

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Donate money for the organization.

January 15, 2011

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January 15, 2011

Hi
I am student in Cal State East Bay University. Studying Health Science going as a second Bachelor degree. I am from Jordan. Going to graduate in spring 2011. I am a single mother. I have wonderful boy he is 7 years old. I came to US in 2003 with my husband, married for 5 years. I get
divorce after 5 years marriage from my husband. I was alone no family and no income. I have hard time all my years’ marriage ended with domestic violent. I contact Legal Aid to get help. They contact me fast and served me with wonderful lawyer Ms "Susan E. Casey" she help me a lot doing my court paper and keep contact me by phone and she even come to my house interviewed me because at the beginning I don't know how to go to her office because my ex husband doesn't allow me to drive far away from my house. She was very nice and any time I need to talk with her or have any problems or advice she responds immediately without any complain. She is a wonderful woman. Without Legal Aid and without lawyer Casey I can't finish my divorce paper and take the custody for my son. I am now almost finishing my study I still need 2 quarter to finish to have my degree in Health Science. I am doing a volunteer work in hospital in Administration department to have some experience help me to find a job after I finish. hopefully I can find Job.

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Legal Aid organization is a wonderful organization. Help a lot of single mother who need emergency help. I experienced the results of this organization in my case and how they respond fast to me without taking any reword. I herd a lot of story from couples of single women's who get help from Legal Aid and how they are very happy to communicate with this wonderful organization.

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I don't have any comment to this organization they are perfect with every thing.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

January 9, 2011

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January 9, 2011

I contacted Bay Area Legal Aid after I tried to find help everywhere else to no avail. It took a little time for them to be able to find someone to handle my case, but once they did I was put in touch with a wonderful and caring attorney named Susan Casey. She is handling my complicated divorce case pro-bono, as I can not afford to hire someone. My divorce was more than your typical departure of a relationship. My ex was threatening my life, as well as vandalizing my property, among other things making my daughters and my life way more difficult than necessary. I had no family in California and was still residing next door to me ex, so as you can imagine it was a volatile situation. Because of this, I was trying to move out of state with my daughter. However, everywhere I turned for help, I was basically told that he could do whatever he wanted to us, and the likelihood of me moving away with our daughter was still extremely slim. This might be a good time to mention that the courts offer all kinds of self help, in all types of situations... except move aways. So long story short Sue Casey was able to help me get moved out of state legally, while she handles my divorce case. She keeps me up-dated regularly with how things are going on my case, and handles all of the mediation so I don't have to deal with my ex. After my divorce is finalized Sue is going to help me get child support going, as I haven't received any help from my ex in about six years. This has been a life changing experience as I am now living thousands of miles away from harm and enjoying my new life. My daughter is very happy and finally doing well in school and her social life, and we owe it all to the Bay Area Legal Aid, and Susan Casey who volunteers for them.

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Bay Area Legal Aid has helped me in many different ways, including legal advice, divorce help, and general support.

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Bay Area Legal Aid is a wonderful non-profit organization. I would suggest no changes at this time.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

On the internet.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

I moved away from a domestic violence situation, and was able to start my life over with my daughter in a new and safe place.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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