The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is a non-profit agency that provides free legal services to Silicon Valley individuals in need. HQ in San Jose.
Organization Website

Twitter: @LawFoundationSV
Facebook: Facebook
Primary geographic focus: Bay Area, Northern California
Organization Type: Provider
LAAC Membership Type: Members
Lists: IOLTA-Funded, IOLTA Field Programs
Tags: Benefits, Children, Education, Health Care, HIV/AIDS, Housing: Discrimination
Acronym or short name: Law Foundation

The Law Foundation, a non-profit agency, provides free legal services to Silicon Valley individuals in need.

In 1974, a forward-looking group of Santa Clara County Bar Association members recognized a need in the community for an organization that would help empower low-income individuals towards achievement of their potential, secure justice for them, and help protect their human rights. This vision became a reality with the founding of the Law Foundation in May 1974.

The Law Foundation’s purpose is to provide multi-lingual advocacy, education, counseling, and free access to the legal system for those who were traditionally unrepresented. Initially, the Law Foundation’s sole project was Public Interest Law Firm, but as the organization expanded to meet the needs of the community, four projects were added: Mental Health Advocacy Project (1978), AIDS Legal Services (1988; now “Health Legal Services”), Legal Advocates for Children & Youth (1990), and Fair Housing Law Project (1998).

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley



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Palo Alto: Council to hear Buena Vista appeal

Jason Green
Western Center on Law & Poverty (WCLP), Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, San Jose Mercury News
April 10, 2015
Residents of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park appeal decision to close the park and to approve the relocation assistance package offered.




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County Supervisors Consider Setting Aside Another $405,000 to Help Defend Child Refugees

Jennifer Wadsworth
San Jose Inside
September 26, 2017
Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto, the Justice and Diversity Center, and the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley are set to receive increased funding from Santa Clara County’s Board of Supervisors to provide representation for unaccompanied child refugees in court.

Investigative , Video

Disproportionate Number of Disabled, African American Students Arrested at School

NBC Bay Area
September 28, 2015

News Story

Buena Vista residents sue Palo Alto over closure approval

Gennady Sheyner
Palo Alto Weekly
August 27, 2015
Residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park filed a lawsuit challenging the city's decision to allow the park's closure and to block the evictions.

News Story

Supreme Court ruling a win for affordable housing, San Jose

Jennifer Wadsworth
San Jose Inside
June 15, 2015
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News Story

Palo Alto: Council to hear Buena Vista appeal

Jason Green
Western Center on Law & Poverty (WCLP), Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, San Jose Mercury News
April 10, 2015
Residents of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park appeal decision to close the park and to approve the relocation assistance package offered.

News Story

Mobile Home Tenants Battle Landlords Over Rent Hikes

Jennifer Wadsworth
San Jose Inside
March 18, 2015
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Litigating Habitability Cases

Jan 30, 2018
This session covers the basic laws regarding habitability and other possible causes of action and other likely causes of action, investigation, client control, discovery and settlement while using case examples to illustrate the concepts.
MCLE: 1 hour


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