The Neighborhood Justice Clinic (NJC), founded in 2007, is a low-threshold, barrier-free legal center meant to be accessible to a wide range of people—including people with physical and mental disabilities—who might not be able to access legal services elsewhere.

NJC serves as the site for the General Legal Clinic (see below), EBCLC’s Eviction Clinic, and evening workshops on topics including Tenant’s Rights and Worker’s Rights.

NJC is located at 3130 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley (map), in a separate location from EBCLC’s main office.

General Legal Clinic

Through the General Legal Clinic, low-income clients in Alameda County can get limited scope assistance with a wide variety of legal issues, including those related to homelessness, consumer law, DMV problems, small claims cases, and tort defense.

The General Legal Clinic is held at the NJC on Thursdays between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.. Please call (510) 548-4064 for appointments or additional information.

Debt Collection Defense Clinic

EBCLC and Volunteer Legal Services Corporation operate a weekly Debt Collection Defense Clinic to assist individuals with debt collection issues and lawsuits relating to credit cards and consumer debt. All services are free of charge.

Debt Collection Defense Clinics are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month between 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., by appointment, at the Rene C. Davidson Courthouse, Room 240, 1225 Fallon Street, Oakland (map).

This clinic is by appointment only. To make an appointment: Between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., call EBCLC’s Neighborhood Justice Clinic at 510-548-4064

Debt Collection Defense Clinic Flyer (pdf)

Information about all EBCLC Practice Groups