Summer Newsletter 2019

Summer Newsletter 2019 Our summer newsletter features honorees for our 2019 Champions of Justice Reception and honors two long-time employees who are retiring. Your use of this website, including posting comments will not create an attorney-client relationship. You should neither act nor refrain from acting based on information obtained from this site. None of the […]

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National Ice Cream Month

National Ice Cream Month 2019 On July 16th, CCLS celebrated National Ice Cream Month! The Fresno office had locally owned Ampersand Ice Cream, the Merced office had Cold Stone Creamery, and the Visalia office had Baskin Robbins. It was so great to share a cold treat on such a hot day! Your use of this […]

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Looking at Social Justice #38

Loking at Social Justice #38: Barbara Ronsley, paralegal, and Bao Thao, Paralegal “Paralegals Barbara Ronsley and Bao Thao share with Jim Grant how Central California Legal Services helps the community in the all important issue of Subsidized Housing. They’ll describe the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program, as well as the Housing Assistance Payment Contract. […]

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Looking at Social Justice #37

Looking at Social Justice #37: Tran Nguyen, Staff Attorney, and Lupe Cazarez, Paralegal “Staff Attorney Tran Nguyen and Lupe Cazarez, Paralegal share with Jim Grant how their Health Consumer Team at Central California Legal Services helps the community in the areas of Health Insurance, Health Care, and Medical Debt. In English and Spanish they will […]

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Fresno County District ‘Victim Blaming’ Student Who Accused Coach of Abuse, Attorney Says

Fresno County District ‘Victim Blaming’ Student Who Accused Coach of Abuse, Attorney Says “Alfred Gallegos, an attorney who has litigated sexual abuse cases, leads the Family Team at Central California Legal Services, which provides free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals, families, organizations and communities. Gallegos said although maybe there’s been requests similar to the […]

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Because of You

Because of You Because of you two passionate law students are able to serve our community. They want to say thank you! Thank YOU from Christian Thank YOU from Rebecca Disclaimer Your use of this website, including posting comments will not create an attorney-client relationship. You should neither act nor refrain from acting based on […]

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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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