Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance (GBLA)


Established in 1968. Offers free legal services in civil matters to low-income persons residing in its service area within Kern County, California.
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Primary geographic focus: California
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: GBLA
Lists: LSC

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.



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