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Brenda Star Adams

Brenda Star Adams

Bay Area Legal Aid
Family Law Coordinator, Domestic Violence Unit, Alameda County
Oakland, CA, USA


Brenda Star Adams has been litigating cases on behalf of low income clients for over ten years. She began her career representing low income tenants in unlawful detainer jury trials with the Eviction Defense Center in Alameda County. After four years, she began representing survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in family law and immigration cases with Bay Area Legal Aid. She is currently the Family Law Coordinator of the Domestic Violence Unit in Alameda County where she supervises the direct legal services provided to survivors of domestic violence and coordinates regional advocacy efforts.  The unit's work involves contested custody matters, restraining orders, paternity, legal separation, and dissolution cases, as well as U-Visas and VAWA petitions. Ms. Adams' specializes in complex and lengthy trials and enjoys training other legal professionals on trial practice. Ms. Adams is a native of San Francisco and when she is not working she enjoys hiking, gardening, and spending time with her parents, husband, and daughter.
Brenda Star Adams is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Eligibility of Battered Noncitizen Self-Petitioners for Financial Assistance Under Section 214 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (December 2016) - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
Notice of Occupancy Rights under the Violence Against Women Act, Form HUD-5380, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013: Implementation in HUD Housing Programs, Final Rule, Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 221, November 2016 - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
Model Emergency Transfer Plan for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking, Form HUD-5381, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
Assessing Claims of Housing Discrimination Against Victims of Domestic Violence under the Fair Housing Act (FHAct) and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (February 2011) - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
Certification of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking, and Alternate Documentation, Form HUD-5382, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
Immigration Raids Alert, Prepare for Raids and Protect Yourself, January 2016, National Immigration Law Center - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
Domestic Violence Safety Plan Checklist - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
Domestic Violence and Housing: How California Laws, the Fair Housing Act, and the Violence Against Women Act Protect Survivors of Domestic Violence from Denial of Housing, Help them Defend and Avoid Eviction, and Aid Survivors in Maintaining Safe and Stable Housing - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
Emergency Transfer Request for Certain Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking, Form HUD-5383, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Monday, May 01, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Domestic Violence and Housing - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Basic Overview of Child Custody and Visitation - California Family Law for Low-Income Litigants: Child Custody, Visitation and Motions Practice, Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Child Custody and Visitation Procedure - California Family Law for Low-Income Litigants: Child Custody, Visitation and Motions Practice, Wednesday, November 01, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Domestic Violence and Housing - Domestic Violence and Housing, Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Child Custody and Visitation Procedure - Child Custody and Visitation Procedure, Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Basic Overview of Child Custody and Visitation - Basic Overview of Child Custody and Visitation, Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Domestic Violence and Housing - Domestic Violence and Housing, Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Basic Overview of Child Custody and Visitation - Basic Overview of Child Custody and Visitation, Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Child Custody and Visitation Procedure - Child Custody and Visitation Procedure, Wednesday, November 01, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Domestic Violence and Housing - Domestic Violence and Housing, Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Basic Overview of Child Custody and Visitation - Basic Overview of Child Custody and Visitation, Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Child Custody and Visitation Procedure - Child Custody and Visitation Procedure, Wednesday, November 01, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017, Wednesday, May 03, 2017, San Francisco, CA
California Family Law for Low-Income Litigants: Child Custody, Visitation and Motions Practice, Monday, November 06, 2017, San Francisco, CA
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