LAE is privileged to work with San Francisco's legal community, housing advocates, senior centers and government agencies dedicated to ensuring dignity and independence of elderly and disabled residents regardless of economic or social circumstances.
"EDC is the primary agnecy for initial response for eviction cases. Evictions move very, very quickly, and once we've assessed we then place cases with partner agencies as appropriate. Of all our partner agencies, LAE is willing to accept referrals at any stage of the legal process. Their willingness to not erect barriers to serving clients is incredibly helpful to EDC and to the clients we serve.
I have the highest confidence in LAE to produce superior results for clients.
LAE supervising attorney Tom Drohan has an interest in eviction defense cases where he can make a difference. He has a reputation in San Francisco of solving issues for his clients, whose eviction difficulties often come with mental health issues, suspected elder abuse or other problems that force eviction proceedings. Basically landlords who know him do not want to take him on, so they will come to the table to work things out.
Mental health issues are seriously underfunded in the tenant advocacy/eviction defense world. LAE can make a case for the addition of these services for elderly/disabled San Francisco residents, as it is one more barrier to lower in support of successful client outcomes."
Nathaniel Player, Former Supervising Attorney,
Eviction Defense Collaborative (EDC) until Spring 2015
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