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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Crime & Law, Legal Services

Mission: To provide access to the civil justice system through quality legal services, encompassing practical solutions, to low income, vulnerable and otherwise underserved residents of marin county.

Programs: General legal services are provided both directly by legal aid staff and by attorneys in the local community who volunteer their time. Lam schedules clinics, targets populations that typically seek our services and attempts to bring our services, whenever possible, as close to residents as is practical. Services include civil legal matters primarily focused on housing, employment, consumer, family and civil rights laws.

equal access a few of the special projects that we have initiated and still operate include; the mandatory settlement conference for residential eviction matters, the marin community court, the marin healthy homes project and other impact work. Each is designed to prevent unfortunate consequences before the legal system fully engages.

seniors legal aid serves well over 300 older adult households in marin each year. We provide presentations on how to avoid scams and financial elder abuse. We are a member agency of the marin county financial abuse specialist team.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 4

About ten years ago LAM guided me through a divorce when I was a single mother, working full-time and going to school to finish my MA. They made the process stress free and secured my child support and a fair settlemlent. More recently LAM helped me file a work-related restraining order to protect employees at our school. I was a nervous wreck through the whole thing and even had to face the individual in front of the court, but LAM held my hand all the way. I have immense respect and gratitude for their quality services.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our organization has always received great service from LAM. They have helped us advocate for low-income residents of Marin City for many years. Their attorneys are committed to their clients. We are happy to be one of their clients.

1

Client Served

Rating: 4

Legal Aid of Marin has been my sole and most valueable source for legal counsel in order to fight redevelopment plans by a large out of state real estate investment trust which seeks to turn affordable housing into luxury apartments at rates most current residents will not be able to requalify for. LAM has been responsive to my inquiries and have come to the site to explain legal matters to fellow residents. While I have given what I can afford to LAM for their counsel and time, I feel strongly that money has not been a condition for my receiving needed counsel and support. Even a paid attorney - if I could afford one - might not be as responsive to this client and his fellow tenants in their fight for fair treatment for being forced out of their apartment homes.