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EBCLC thanks our generous law firm donors, including the following top donors:

  • Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Chavez & Gertler, LLP
  • Gillin, Jacobsen, Ellis & Larsen
  • Kazan, McClain, Abrams, Fernandez, Lyons, Greenwood, Oberman, Satterly & Bosl Foundation
  • Kemnitzer, Barron & Krieg
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson P.C.
  • Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
  • Morrison & Foerster Foundation
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Legal Services & Outreach

Services at our Neighborhood Justice Clinic 3130 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley   map

Workers’ Rights Clinic

Weekly clinic for low-wage workers.

Workers' Rights Schedule

Calendario en Español

General Legal Clinic

Limited assistance with legal issues relating to homelessness, consumer law, DMV problems, small claims cases, tort defense, and more.

General Legal Clinic Information

Services at Community Sites

Clean Slate Clinic & Info

Criminal records assistance. Locations in Oakland and Hayward.

Clean Slate Clinic Information

Juvenile Reentry Legal Services

Reentry Voting Rights

Reentry Legal Services & Voting Information

Debt Collection Defense Clinic

Weekly clinic for debt collection issues at the Alameda County Courthouse.

Debt Collection Defense Clinic information

Latest News & Publications

Job Announcement: Development Assistant - Temporary Position (9/29/15). announcement

Job Announcement: Program Assistant (9/2/15). announcement

New EBCLC attorney to work With Undocumented Berkeley Students (8/26/15) Read

This Isn't My Debt: Consumerist feature on EBCLC's SB 641 (8/26/15) Read

Governor Brown signs AB 816, an EBCLC sponsored bill that would facilitate the creation of worker-owned businesses in California. (8/13/15) Press Release

EBCLC’s Immigration Unit fights to keep Chea Bou with his family. (8/12/15) Read

Join EBCLC and community partners for an important discussion on how we can respond to gentrification in North Oakland by creating a just and resilient community. (7/7/2015) Join

Oakland-area man Chea Bou currently waits at a detention center in Texas to be deported to Cambodia, a country he fled as a refugee 35 years ago. If deported, he would leave behind a U.S. citizen wife and three U.S. citizen children, two of whom are minors. The Immigration Clinic has been working for the past year to help Chea Bou remain in the U.S. You can help too! Please sign this petition and forward it to your networks. (7/6/2015) Read

The Fresno Bee Op-Ed by EBCLC's Consumer Clinic Director Sharon Djemal, law student intern Darby Lin O'Donnell, and client Sharon Randall on the Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative of 2015. (6/29/2015) Read

EBCLC's Director of Programs, Elisa Della-Piana, is featured in Berkeley Law's story covering the report "Not Just a Ferguson Problem – How Traffic Courts Drive Inequality in California" on the need for traffic court reform. (6/10/15) Read

EBCLC's Mari Castaldi on Univision! Mari discusses how the 4.6 million people that currently have a suspended license will not benefit from the proposed changes to the pay-first policy in traffic court. (6/09/15) Watch

EBCLC's Director of Programs, Elisa Della-Piana, discusses the proposed changes to the pay-first policy in traffic court (6/07/15). Read

EBCLC's executive director, Tirien Steinbach, discusses the importance of Proposition 47 on KQED (5/26/15). Listen | Read

Congratulations to the 2015 Sax Prize winner Abigail Ludwig of EBCLC's Youth Defender Clinic, and to the Honorable Mention Scott Wallace of EBCLC's Clean Slate Clinic. (4/27/15) Photos

EBCLC Statement about the Killing of Walter L. Scott (4/10/15)

EBCLC co-authors report: Not Just a Ferguson Problem - How Traffic Courts Drive Inequality in California (4/8/15). See the report.

EBCLC Clean Slate attorneys Alex Bender and Sarah Crowley co-author the article “Haunted by the Past: A Criminal Record Shouldn't Ruin a Career” (3/25/15) The Atlantic.

Statement by the East Bay Community Law Center in solidarity with the #blacklivesmatter protests in Berkeley, CA (12/9/14). Statement

EBCLC Statement About the Killing of Michael Brown and the Protests in Ferguson (8/20/14). Statement

EBCLC to host four Employment Opportunity Legal Corps (EOLC) Reentry Legal Service Fellows fellows (8/1/14). announcement

Historic Lawsuit Settled on Behalf of Albany Housing Advocates and 28 Residents of the Albany Bulb (4/23/14). press release  video

Lawsuit Charges that California Department of Social Services Policy Illegally Denies Work Clearance to Thousands of Qualified California Job Applicants (4/10/14). press release

“High Cost, Young Age: Sentencing Youth to a Life of Debt” by Staff Attorney Kate Weisburd (4/9/14). Huffington Post

Lawsuit Demands That Welfare Agencies Provide Mandated Welfare-to-Work Services to Needy Families (03/17/14). press release

EBCLC Submits Comprehensive Report to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to change the future of debt collection (2/28/14). press release

Albany Bulb Residents Sue to Stop Eviction (11/13/13). read: SF Gate Contra Costa Times

The Obamacare Opportunity: EBCLC & Next Generation Offer 5-Step Plan for Implementing the Affordable Care Act to Improve Health, Reduce Hardship, and Grow the Economy for All Californians. see the report

EBCLC’s Fair Debt Bill Is Now State Law—Governor Brown signs SB 233, the Fair Debt-Buying Practices Act. press release