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.

You can contact us at BayLegal’s new offices at the LGBT Center in SF:

1800 Market St., 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
[email protected]
415.851.1PLL (415.851.1755)

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 RESOURCES

Legal Frameworks:

Sample Referral Guidelines:

Other tools:

Best Practices:

PLL + T Lab: a six-month design partnership

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.

Sacha lives in San Francisco with her husband and two young children.

Email: [email protected]      Phone: 415.354.6349

Kiran Sidhu
Legal Fellow

Kiran serves as the 2017-18 Project Legal Link fellow to help support and grow the program. Prior to joining Project Legal Link, Kiran worked as a legal fellow at ChangeLab Solutions, where she worked on a range of public health law and policy issues to improve health equity, including topics such as state preemption of local public health laws, school discipline reform, paid family leave, private well regulation, and tobacco control. She also researched effective approaches for people-centered policy change. Kiran graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, and received her LLM in Intellectual Property from the University of Edinburgh School of Law. While in law school, she externed for Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu in the Northern District of California, and interned for various public interest organizations and government agencies including the Los Angeles County Counsel, the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Root & Rebound, and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area. She also worked as a law clerk and T.A. in the Social Enterprise & Economic Empowerment Clinic, and served as Executive Notes Editor of Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal.

Email: [email protected]          Phone: 510.663.4744 ext. 6381

 

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/