Established in 1968. Offers free legal services in civil matters to low-income persons residing in its service area within Kern County, California.
Primary geographic focus: California
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: GBLA
Established in 1968, Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Incorporated (GBLA) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that offers free legal services in civil matters to low-income persons residing in its service area within Kern County, California. Our founding philosophies are deeply rooted with antipoverty programs. We represent those who are unable or too afraid to speak for themselves, either because of racial, economic, social, or legal barriers and consequently have become mere statistics in social and economic research data.
CONTENT MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCENews Story Jane Meredith Adams
July 24, 2017
Under the terms of the settlement, the Kern High School District admitted no wrongdoing, but agreed to develop new discipline policies under the guidance of experts on unconscious racial bias.
News Story Erik Eckholm, Ian Lovett
New York Times (NYT)
November 22, 2014
Organizations like the Eviction Assistance Center in Los Angeles help, but free legal assistance in noncriminal cases is rare and growing rarer.
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