About Us

Project Legal Link partners with social and legal service providers. This pilot project has been based in San Francisco and primarily works with the non-profit grantees of Tipping Point Community, which generously supports this project. After two years of building this model independently, in the fall of 2016 Project Legal Link moved its work under the largest regional legal aid provider, Bay Area Legal Aid.

SOCIAL SERVICE PARTNERS

Project Legal Link is honored to work in partnership with the following Tipping Point grantees:

  • Community Housing Partnership
  • Compass Family Services
  • Homeless Prenatal Program
  • KIPP Bay Area
  • Larkin Street Youth Services
  • Mission Asset Fund
  • New Door Ventures
  • San Francisco Guardian Scholars Program
  • Upwardly Global

LEGAL SERVICE AGENCIES

Project Legal Link’s work depends on the critical assistance provided by legal non-profits in the Bay Area. Some of the organizations that Legal Link works with most frequently include:

  • Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
  • Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Bayview Hunter’s Point Community Legal
  • Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights
  • Immigration Center for Women and Children

PROJECT LEGAL LINK STAFF

bio

Sacha Steinberger
Founding Attorney

Sacha started this project because she believes that we have an obligation to make the legal world more navigable for low-income clients and their advocates. Drawing on her roots as a community organizer and her knowledge of the legal system, Sacha finds great potential in working with social service providers to employ the law as a tool to help clients move out of poverty.

Sacha graduated with Joint Honors in Geography and Women’s Studies from McGill University and then spent four years doing community organizing and electoral politics in Seattle and Los Angeles. She then attended the University of California Hastings College of the Law. She externed for Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Marsha S. Berzon, clerked for Federal District Court Judge Martin J. Jenkins, interned at the Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center and Bay Area Legal Aid, and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal. She spent seven years doing worker’s rights and civil rights litigation in Oakland, and now leads this project.

Abigail Khodayari
Legal Fellow

Abby joined Legal Link as an attorney in the fall of 2016 to help support and grow the program. Abby graduated from USF School of Law in 2016 and has a background in re-entry and criminal defense. While in law school she externed for the Honorable Justice James Richman of the California Court of Appeal, externed at Root and Rebound in Oakland, and spent a summer working for the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Public Defender in Little Rock, Arkansas. She was also a comments editor for the USF Law Review and a part of the Wagner National Moot Court Competition team.

Abby is a Bay Area native and before law school, she worked at a social service provider in Richmond, CA.

Email: [email protected]          Phone: 415.354.6346

 

News & Trainings

Office Hours @ HPP

Every Tuesday I 1:30-4:30 pm

Consults with staff and clients. Use the google doc to sign up (ask Dan or Sacha if you need access to it).

Legal Link in pictures

Margaret Hagan, at Stanford’s Law Design Tech Program, put the Legal Link story into image form! Check it out: http://lawdesigntech.tumblr.com/post/128642908387/how-can-social-service-providers-to-get-people-to

Legal Link in Open Law Lab

Margaret Hagan, a Stanford lawyer and designer, published a blog post on Project Legal Link at http://www.openlawlab.com/2015/04/27/project-legal-link-for-legal-social-service-coordination/